Unaffected vs Impervious - What's the difference?

unaffected | impervious |

As adjectives the difference between unaffected and impervious

is that unaffected is not affected or changed while impervious is unaffected or unable to be affected by.

As a noun unaffected

is someone not , as by a disease.




(en adjective)
  • Not affected or changed.
  • Since I work from home, I was unaffected by the office move.
  • Lacking pretense or affectation; natural.
  • * 1812 , , Pride and Prejudice , Chapter 3:
  • Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.

    Derived terms

    * unaffectedly * unaffectedness


    (en noun)
  • Someone not , as by a disease.
  • Synonyms

    * nonaffected (less common)




    (en adjective)
  • Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.}}
  • Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.
  • Immune to damage or effect.
  • Antonyms

    * pervious

    Derived terms

    * imperviously * imperviousness