Examples of impenetrable in a Sentence
The fort's defenses were thought to be impenetrable.
the ancient temple was surrounded by vast stretches of impenetrable jungle
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The book is set more than ten years after Marks’ conviction and casts her as a somewhat impenetrable narrator, who tells her version of events to a psychiatrist interested in her case.
The dependable stopper's coolness and ball-playing ability in tight situations seem to have transferred into their own respective games, and City as a collective defensive unit look impenetrable right now.
Giving the impression of an impenetrable missile-defense system might instead encourage North Korea to back off only temporarily while the Kim regime takes time to make its missiles more effective.
To George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who liaised with Mifsud, the Maltese academic may have appeared to be just the sort of man needed to cut through the impenetrable fog of Moscow power structures.
The rest of the game, however, the Bulldogs’ D was impenetrable.
Louisiana has proved nearly as impenetrable, with LSU signing 35 of the 60 top-10 in-state prospects in each recruiting class from 2012-2016.
The result is a nearly impenetrable ideological cocoon in which almost no idea is too bizarre to publish.
As far as Detroit's season-opener, Abdullah is at home against a solid but not impenetrable Arizona Cardinals defense.
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Origin and Etymology of impenetrable
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsimpassable (also impassible), impermeable, impervious, impregnable
Antonymsnegotiable, passable, penetrable, permeable
Related Wordsclose, compact, dense, thick, tight; compressed, condensed; sturdy, substantial, tough; firm, frozen, hard, solid, stiff; inflexible, rigid, unbending, unyielding
Near Antonymssoft, squishy; bendable, elastic, flexible, giving, malleable, pliable, yielding; absorbent, porous
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