1. impervious

adjective. ['ˌɪmˈpɝːviːəs'] not admitting of passage or capable of being affected.


  • colorfast
  • corrosion-resistant
  • runproof
  • imperviable
  • resistant
  • ladder-proof
  • soundproof
  • run-resistant
  • moth-resistant
  • mothproof
  • proof
  • greaseproof
  • fast
  • acid-fast
  • rot-resistant


  • pervious
  • leaky
  • compliant
  • susceptible


  • impervius (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Impervious

  • acrimonious
  • agregious
  • amphibious
  • aqueous
  • bilious
  • brosious
  • commodious
  • contemporaneous
  • copious
  • courteous
  • curious
  • deleterious
  • delirious
  • devious
  • dubious
  • envious
  • erroneous
  • erroneous
  • extraneous
  • fastidious

Example sentences of the word impervious

1. Adjective
Waterproof materials are impervious to water, meaning water cannot damage them or cannot pass through them.

Quotes containing the word impervious

1. Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.
- Janet Fitch, White Oleander

2. The problem with thick skin is that it leaves you impervious to the sharpest of pins. Everything becomes dull. But without that sense of pain, there cannot be that sense of relief. Ultimately, the thickened skin leaves you numb, incapable of feeling the highs and lows of life. It leaves you rough like a rock and just as inanimate.
- Michael Soll