Impalpable vs. Imperceptible: What's the Difference?
Impalpable and Imperceptible Definitions
Not perceptible to the touch; intangible.
Impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
An imperceptible drop in temperature.
Difficult to perceive or grasp by the mind.
So subtle, slight, or gradual as to be barely perceptible
An imperceptible nod.
Not able to be perceived by the senses (especially by touch); intangible or insubstantial; not easily grasped or understood.
Not perceptible, not detectable, too small in magnitude to be observed
We all missed the imperceptible shake of his head as he tried to warn us without being seen.
Not palpable; that cannot be felt; extremely fine, so that no grit can be perceived by touch.
Beyond the purview of man; too great and all-encompassing to be perceived.
Not material; intangible; incorporeal.
Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the senses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended.
Almost imperceptible to the touch.
Its operation is slow, and in some cases almost imperceptible.
Their . . . subtilty and imperceptibleness.
Not apprehensible, or readily apprehensible, by the mind; unreal; as, impalpable distinctions.
Impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses;
An imperceptible drop in temperature
An imperceptible nod
Color is unperceivable to the touch
Incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch;
The intangible constituent of energy
Imperceptible to the senses or the mind;
An impalpable cloud
As impalpable as a dream
Not perceptible to the touch;
An impalpable pulse