Impervious vs Invulnerable - What's the difference?

impervious | invulnerable |


As adjectives the difference between impervious and invulnerable

is that impervious is unaffected or unable to be affected by while invulnerable is incapable of being wounded, or of receiving injury; not vulnerable.

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

    invulnerable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Incapable of being wounded, or of receiving injury; not vulnerable.
  • Unanswerable; irrefutable; unable to be damaged by an attack or convinced; as, an invulnerable argument.
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