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  • adj. Not impressible; not sensitive; apathetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not impressible; not sensitive; apathetic.


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  • Sweden; Leibnitz; the august house of Brunswick; Tillotson; the emperor of China; the Parliament of England; the Council of the great Mogul; in short, all you who do not believe one word which I have taught in my courses on divinity, I declare to you, that I regard you all as pagans and publicans, as, in order to engrave it on your unimpressible brains, I have often told you before.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • For what good, say these unimpressible and incredulous men, for what good was this miracle?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • No, he needed to do something dramatic-something that would impress a woman as sleek and cool and, well, unimpressible as Tammy Hudson surely was.

    More Twisted Stories Vol II

  • Another objectionable circumstance is, that the pokey unknowns support each other in being unimpressible.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • The low, bad, unimpressible face is coming up from the depths of the river, or what other depths, to the surface again.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • No, he needed to do something dramatic -- something that would impress a woman as sleek and cool and, well, unimpressible as Tammy Hudson surely was.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • His natural attitude was not the meditative, nor his natural mood the sentimental; impressionable he was as dimpling water, but, almost as water, unimpressible: the breeze, the sun, moved him — metal could not grave, nor fire brand.


  • Amos could hardly realise that this moral heroine was the sister whom he had once known so weak, so self-willed, so unimpressible for anything that was good and holy.

    Amos Huntingdon

  • It was the blacksmith whom I found hard and unimpressible as his own anvil, dark as his forge, and as unpitying as its flames.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

  • No. 5, a front view, where every muscle stands out in perfect relief, and the symmetry of the most unimpressible of mortals is finely shown.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861


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