impenetrable
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impenetrable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (impossible to enter)
a. impenetrable
The impenetrable fortress is surrounded by sheer cliffs.La impenetrable fortaleza está rodeada de acantilados escarpados.
2. (incomprehensible)
a. impenetrable
No one could follow the professor's impenetrable ramblings.Nadie era capaz de seguir las divagaciones impenetrables de la profesora.
b. incomprensible
It's better to read his impenetrable prose for its general effect than to try to understand every detail.Es mejor leer su incomprensible prosa a través de su efecto global que intentando comprender cada detalle.
c. insondable (mystery)
The explorers could only guess what impenetrable mysteries were hidden in the runes.Los exploradores solo podían adivinar qué misterios insondables se ocultaban en las runas.
d. inescrutable (expression, stare)
He could never figure out what was going on behind that impenetrable stare of hers.Nunca conseguía averiguar lo que había detrás de esa inescrutable mirada suya.
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impenetrable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (defenses, mystery)
a. impenetrable
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impenetrable [ɪmˈpenɪtrəbl]
adjective
1 (impassable) [+jungle, barrier, fortress] impenetrable
2 (difficult to understand) [+writing, idea, accent] incomprensible; [+mystery] insondable; inescrutable; [+expression] inescrutable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
impenetrable
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (that cannot be penetrated)
a. impenetrable
El bosque es impenetrable debido a que está lleno de zarzas.The forest is impenetrable because it is full of brush.
b. impregnable (fortification)
Es imposible que hayan podido entrar los enemigos en el edificio porque es impenetrable.There is no way the enemies have been able to break into the building because it is impregnable.
2. (shy)
a. inscrutable
Miguel es impenetrable. No hay forma de entablar una conversación con él porque no habla.Miguel is inscrutable. I just cannot start a conversation with him because he will not talk.
3. (obscure)
a. unfathomable
Ningún experto logró descifrar el manuscrito porque estaba escrito en un idioma impenetrable.No expert was able to decipher the manuscript because it was written in an unfathomable language.
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impenetrable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (también fig)
a. impenetrable
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
impenetrable
adjective
1 (no atravesable) [+bosque] impenetrable
2 (impermeable) impervious
3 (incomprensible) obscure; impenetrable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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