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Related to impenetrable: indefatigable, poignant

im·pen·e·tra·ble

 (ĭm-pĕn′ĭ-trə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to penetrate or enter: an impenetrable fortress.
2. Impossible to understand; incomprehensible: impenetrable jargon.
3. Impervious to sentiment or argument: an impenetrable heart.

im·pen′e·tra·ble·ness n.
im·pen′e·tra·bly adv.

impenetrable

(ɪmˈpɛnɪtrəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being pierced through or penetrated: an impenetrable forest.
2. incapable of being understood; incomprehensible: impenetrable jargon.
3. incapable of being seen through: impenetrable gloom.
4. not susceptible to ideas, influence, etc: impenetrable ignorance.
5. (General Physics) physics (of a body) incapable of occupying the same space as another body
imˌpenetraˈbility n
imˈpenetrableness n
imˈpenetrably adv

im•pen•e•tra•ble

(ɪmˈpɛn ɪ trə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being penetrated, pierced, or entered.
2. unsympathetic to ideas or influences.
3. incapable of being understood; unfathomable: an impenetrable mystery.
4. possessing impenetrability.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
im•pen′e•tra•ble•ness, n.
im•pen′e•tra•bly, adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impenetrable - not admitting of penetration or passage into or through; "an impenetrable fortress"; "impenetrable rain forests"
penetrable - admitting of penetration or passage into or through; "a penetrable wall"; "penetrable defenses"
2.impenetrable - permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
3.impenetrable - impossible to understand; "impenetrable jargon"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein

impenetrable

adjective
1. impassable, solid, impervious, thick, dense, hermetic, impermeable, inviolable, unpierceable The range forms an impenetrable barrier between Europe and Asia.
impassable accessible, passable, penetrable, enterable, pierceable

impenetrable

adjective
Incapable of being grasped by the intellect or understanding:
Translations
لا يُمْكِن إخْتِراقُهمُبْهَم، لا يُمْكِن فَهْمُه
neproniknutelnýnevyzpytatelný
uforståeliguigennemtrængeligutilgængelig
áthatolhatatlanátláthatatlan
órjúfanleguróskiljanlegur
neįžengiamasnesuprantamas
necaurejamsnecaurredzamsneizdibināmsneizprotams
nepreniknuteľný
anlaşılamaziçine girilemez

impenetrable

[ɪmˈpenɪtrəbl] ADJ
1. (= impassable) [jungle, barrier, fortress] → impenetrable
2. (= difficult to understand) [writing, idea, accent] → incomprensible; [mystery] → insondable, inescrutable; [expression] → inescrutable

impenetrable

[ɪmˈpɛnɪtrəbəl] adj
[forest, barrier] → impénétrable
(= difficult to understand) → impénétrable

impenetrable

adjundurchdringlich; fortressuneinnehmbar; enemy linesundurchlässig; mind, character, mysteryunergründlich; theoryundurchschaubar, undurchsichtig; accentvöllig unverständlich (to sb für jdn)

impenetrable

[ɪmˈpɛnɪtrəbl] adj (jungle) → impenetrabile; (fortress) → inespugnabile (fig) → incomprensibile

impenetrable

(imˈpenitrəbl) adjective
1. that cannot be penetrated, entered or passed through. impenetrable jungle.
2. impossible to understand. an impenetrable mystery.

impenetrable

a. impenetrable, que no puede ser penetrado.
References in classic literature ?
The sisters shuddered and clung closer to each other, while Heyward instinctively laid his hand on one of the pistols he had just drawn from their holsters, as he placed himself between his charge and those dense shadows that seemed to draw an impenetrable veil before the bosom of the forest.
On the score of delicacy, or any scrupulousness which a finer sensibility might have taught him, the Colonel, like most of his breed and generation, was impenetrable.
Impenetrable veil covering our knowledge of the cetacea.
The same waves wash the moles of the new-built Californian towns, but yesterday planted by the recentest race of men, and lave the faded but still gorgeous skirts of Asiatic lands, older than Abraham; while all between float milky-ways of coral isles, and low-lying, endless, unknown Archipelagoes, and impenetrable Japans.
He ran and bounded like a buck, and kept us well in the rear for some time; but at last he got caught in an impenetrable thicket of cane; then he turned to bay, and I tell you he fought the dogs right gallantly.
Considering the character of the weapons, the limited number of shots allowed, the generous distance, the impenetrable solidity of the fog, and the added fact that one of the combatants is one-eyed and the other cross-eyed and near-sighted, it seems to me that this conflict need not necessarily be fatal.
To hear those beautiful lines which have frequently almost driven me wild, pronounced with such impenetrable calmness, such dreadful indifference
It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar.
His satisfaction in which happy imposition on us, and in having preserved the impenetrable secret of the box, appeared to be a sufficient compensation to him for all his tortures.
When the robbery was talked of at the Rainbow and elsewhere, in good company, the balance continued to waver between the rational explanation founded on the tinder-box, and the theory of an impenetrable mystery that mocked investigation.
O might I here In solitude live savage, in some glad Obscur'd, where highest Woods impenetrable To Starr or Sun-light, spread thir umbrage broad, And brown as Evening: Cover me ye Pines, Ye Cedars, with innumerable boughs Hide me, where I may never see them more.
He attempted to force his tray through the hedge, but in vain; the laurel was impenetrable, and the noise he made attracted the attention of the approaching couple.