I adjective attenuated, barely seen, concealed, covered, covert, delicate, difficult to feel, difficult to perceive, difficult to see, doubtable, dubitable, equivocal, fine, hidden, immateriate, imperceptible, inappreciable, inapprehensible, incapable of being perceived, inconspicuous, incorporeal, indefinite, indistinct, infinitesimal, intangible, invisible, little, microscopic, minute, nonmaterial, not manifest, not readily discerned, obscure, quod tangi non potest, screened, shaded, shadowy, shrouded, slight, small, subtle, tiny, unapparent, unclear, undiscernable, unevident, unexplicit, unnoticeable, unobservable, unobvious, unpatent, unperceivable, unplain, unpronounced, unreal, unrecognizable, unrevealed, unsubstantial, untouchable, vague, veiled, very fine II index elusive, imponderable, inappreciable, incorporeal, indiscernible, insubstantial, intangible, minimal, obscure (abstruse), obscure (faint), vague

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  • impalpable — [ ɛ̃palpabl ] adj. • v. 1440; bas lat. impalpabilis 1 ♦ Qu on ne peut palper, sentir au toucher; sans consistance. ⇒ immatériel. Ombres impalpables. Fig. « l impalpable péril des routes aériennes » (Saint Exupéry ). 2 ♦ Qui est trop ténu pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Impalpable — Im*pal pa*ble, a. [Pref. im not + palpable: cf. F. impalpable.] 1. Not palpable; that cannot be felt; extremely fine, so that no grit can be perceived by touch. Impalpable powder. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Not material; intangible; incorporeal.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impalpable — adjetivo 1. Que no puede tocarse con las manos, o que es difícil de percibir por el tacto por ser muy fino o ligero, o de poca densidad: Es un tejido casi impalpable. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es difícil de percibir o notar: Una amargura… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • impalpable — (adj.) c.1500, from Fr. impalpable, from M.L. impalpabilis, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + palpabilis (see PALPABLE (Cf. palpable)). Figurative use from 1774. Related: Impalpably; impalpability …   Etymology dictionary

  • impalpable — Impalpable. adj. de tout genre. Qui est si fin & si délié qu il ne fait aucune impression sensible au toucher. On a reduit ces perles, ce corail en poudre impalpable, &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • impalpable — que no puede ser detectado por el sentido del tacto. Extremadamente fino Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • impalpable — *imperceptible, insensible, intangible, inappreciable, imponderable Analogous words: tenuous, rare, slight (see THIN adj): attenuated, extenuated, rarefied (see THIN vb) Antonyms: palpable Contrasted words: *perceptible, sensible, tangible,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impalpable — [adj] intangible, unsubstantial airy, delicate, disembodied, fine, imperceptible, imponderable, imprecise, inappreciable, incorporeal, indiscernible, indistinct, insensible, insubstantial, nebulous, shadowy, tenuous, thin, unapparent,… …   New thesaurus

  • impalpable — (De in 2 y palpable). 1. adj. Que no produce sensación al tacto. 2. Que apenas la produce. 3. Ligero, sutil, casi imperceptible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • impalpable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to be felt by touch. 2) not easily comprehended. DERIVATIVES impalpably adverb …   English terms dictionary

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