Impervious vs. Impermeable

Impervious vs. Impermeable — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Impervious and Impermeable

Imperviousadjective

Incapable of being penetrated

a material impervious to water.

Impermeableadjective

Impossible to permeate

an impermeable membrane.an impermeable border.

Imperviousadjective

Incapable of being affected

impervious to fear.

Impermeableadjective

Impossible to permeate.

Imperviousadjective

Unaffected or unable to be affected by.

The man was completely impervious to the deception we were trying.

Impermeableadjective

Not allowing passage, especially of liquids; waterproof.

Imperviousadjective

Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.

Although patchworked and sagging, the roof proved impervious to the weather.

Impermeableadjective

preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through;

impermeable stonean impermeable layer of scuma coat impermeable to rain

Imperviousadjective

Immune to damage or effect.

The old car seemed to be impervious to the wear and tear of age.

Imperviousadjective

not admitting of passage or capable of being affected;

a material impervious to watersomeone impervious to argument