Inviolable vs Impervious - What's the difference?

inviolable | impervious |


As adjectives the difference between inviolable and impervious

is that inviolable is not violable; not to be infringed while impervious is unaffected or unable to be affected by.

inviolable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not violable; not to be infringed.
  • Not susceptible of violence, or of being profaned, corrupted, or dishonoured.
  • Incapable of being injured or invaded.
  • Derived terms

    * inviolability * inviolableness * inviolably

    Synonyms

    * (not violable) unbreakable, unbreachable * (not susceptible of being profaned) holy, sacred, sacrosanct * (incapable of being injured or invaded) invincible, unassailable

    Antonyms

    * (not violable) incompliable (incapable of being complied''); violable, breakable (''capable of being violated ) * (not susceptible of being profaned) violable * (incapable of being injured or invaded) invadable

    References

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    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