Impassive vs Impervious - What's the difference?

impassive | impervious |


As adjectives the difference between impassive and impervious

is that impassive is having, or revealing, no emotion while impervious is unaffected or unable to be affected by.

impassive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having, or revealing, no emotion.
  • Still or motionless.
  • Synonyms

    * apathetic, phlegmatic

    impervious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
  • *
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  • Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.
  • Immune to damage or effect.
  • Antonyms

    * pervious

    Derived terms

    * imperviously * imperviousness