impalpable Definition

  • 1unable to be felt by touch
  • 2difficult to understand or grasp mentally

Using impalpable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "impalpable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The impalpable mist hung over the valley.

  • Example

    The concept of love is impalpable but real.

  • Example

    The tension in the room was impalpable.

impalpable Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with impalpable

  • a dream or aspiration that is difficult to achieve or seems impossible


    Becoming a professional athlete was once an impalpable dream for her, but now she's training hard to make it a reality.

  • evidence that is difficult to perceive or prove


    The prosecutor's case relied on impalpable evidence, making it difficult to convince the jury of the defendant's guilt.

  • an atmosphere or feeling that is difficult to describe or put into words


    The impalpable atmosphere of the abandoned house gave me chills.

Origins of impalpable

from Latin 'in-' meaning 'not' + 'palpare' meaning 'to touch'


Summary: impalpable in Brief

The term 'impalpable' [ɪmˈpælpəbəl] describes things that are unable to be felt by touch, such as mist, or difficult to understand mentally, such as abstract concepts. It can be used to describe an impalpable dream or evidence, and an impalpable atmosphere. Synonyms include intangible and imperceptible.