Impervious vs Insouciance - What's the difference?

impervious | insouciance |


As an adjective impervious

is unaffected or unable to be affected by.

As a noun insouciance is

carelessness, heedlessness, indifference, or casual unconcern.

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

    insouciance

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • carelessness, heedlessness, indifference, or casual unconcern
  • nonchalance
  • Synonyms

    * See also