Pervious vs Impervious - What's the difference?
Impervious is an antonym of pervious.
Pervious is an antonym of impervious.
As adjectives the difference between pervious and impervious
is that pervious
is admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable while impervious
is unaffected or unable to be affected by.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable.
* Alexander Pope
- a pervious soil
Accepting of new ideas.
Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.
* (Jeremy Taylor)
- [Doors] pervious to winds, and open every way.
(obsolete) Capable of penetrating or pervading.
- God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye.
(zoology) open; perforate, as applied to the nostrils of birds
Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
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, 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.