Definition of Impalpable

1. Adjective. Incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch. "The intangible constituent of energy"

Exact synonyms: Intangible
Also: Abstract
Derivative terms: Impalpability, Intangibility, Intangibleness
Antonyms: Tangible



2. Adjective. Imperceptible to the senses or the mind. "As impalpable as a dream"
Similar to: Elusive, Subtle
Also: Imperceptible, Unperceivable
Antonyms: Palpable

3. Adjective. Not perceptible to the touch. "An impalpable pulse"

Definition of Impalpable

1. a. Not palpable; that cannot be felt; extremely fine, so that no grit can be perceived by touch.

Definition of Impalpable

1. Adjective. Not able to be perceived by the senses (especially by touch); intangible or insubstantial ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impalpable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impalpable

impalers
impales
impaling
impalla
impallas
impallid
impallided
impalliding
impallids
impalm
impalmed
impalming
impalms
impalpabilities
impalpability
impalpable (current term)
impalpably
impalsied
impalsies
impalsy
impalsying
impanate
impanation
impanator
impanators
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impaneled
impaneling
impanelled
impanelling

Literary usage of Impalpable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"He would fade into something impalpable under her eyes and then in a moment, he would be transfigured. Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"He would fade into something impalpable under her eyes and then in a moment, he would be transfigured. Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"The atmosphere surrounding it appeared to be composed of an impalpable dust of gold and precious stones, which filled the city with ineffable splendor, ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1888)
"It is an impalpable powder, non- irritating, mildly astringent and soluble ; advantages which will at once recommend it in preference to the old-fashioned ..."

5. Manual of Mineralogy: Including Observations on Mines, Rocks, Reduction of by James Dwight Dana (1864)
"... finely granular, as in granular quartz; and if no grains can be detected with the eye, the structure is described as impalpable, as in chalcedony. ..."

6. The American Quarterly Review by Robert Walsh (1835)
"Aspiring to lift themselves far above the cold things of this world, they disdained to ally the impalpable spirit of their fancies with the dull weight of ..."

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