What is another word for impalpable?

Pronunciation: [ɪmpˈalpəbə͡l] (IPA)

Impalpable is an adjective used to describe something that cannot be touched, grasped or felt. There are several synonyms for this word that can help you to better describe such abstract things or concepts. Synonyms for impalpable may include intangible, invisible, atmospheric, ethereal, ephemeral, insubstantial, unreal, elusive, vague, indistinct, ghostly, spectral, immaterial, indiscernible, imperceptible, and spectral. Each of these synonyms has its own unique shades of meaning and can be used to describe different situations or things. By understanding the nuances of these synonyms, you can better choose the word that best suits the situation at hand and convey a more accurate description of what you are trying to convey.

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What are the hypernyms for Impalpable?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for impalpable?

Impalpable is a word that describes something that is difficult or impossible to perceive through the senses. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are words that describe something that is easily detectable or distinguishable. Some examples of antonyms for impalpable include tangible, palpable, perceptible, and noticeable. Tangible refers to something that can be touched or felt, while palpable refers to something that is easily sensed or perceived. Perceptible refers to something that can be detected by the senses, while noticeable refers to something that is easily observed or recognized. All of these antonyms contrast with impalpable by emphasizing the noticeable and perceptible nature of their respective meanings.

What are the antonyms for Impalpable?

Usage examples for Impalpable

To the end it remained an impalpable grievance with her that she made no impression upon her dear friend's husband.
William McFee
The speed of the meteor is checked by the resistance which the atmosphere offers to its motion, and the energy represented by that speed is transformed into heat, which in less than a second raises the meteor and the surrounding air to incandescence, melts the meteor either wholly or in part, and usually destroys its identity, leaving only an impalpable dust, which cools off as it settles slowly through the lower atmosphere to the ground.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy"
George C. Comstock
Slowly the colors grew tender and a subtle, impalpable mist rose from the water, through which the boat drifted before an imperceptible breeze.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly"
Hamlin Garland

Famous quotes with Impalpable

  • Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.
    Charles Munch
  • The summer was heavy with a kind of soft grey-blue weight in the sky—yet not the sky, for it was as though there were no sky, but only air, an impalpable grey-blue substance, drugged with the weight of its own heat and hue.
    Mervyn Peake
  • I've fought with men and gods, I've weighed them well and found the sea more firm than earth, the air more firm than sea, and man's impalpable soul still yet more firm than air!
    Nikos Kazantzakis
  • A young man who had been troubling society with impalpable doctrines of a new civilization which he called "the Kingdom of Heaven" had been put out of the way; and I can imagine that believer in material power murmuring as he went homeward, "it will all blow over now." Yes. The wind from the Kingdom of Heaven has blown over the world, and shall blow for centuries yet.
    George William Russell
  • We live through myriads of seconds, but there is only one second among all these myriads which brings our whole inner world to the boil; the second in which, as Stendhal described, there suddenly takes place a crystallization in the supersaturated blood; a magical second like that of procreation, and, like it, hidden in the warm interior of one's own body, invisible, intangible, impalpable, a unique experience of mystery. No algebra of the soul can calculate it; no alchemy can divine it. Usually, even for ourselves, it remains unsearchable.
    Stefan Zweig

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