imperceptible




If it’s imperceptible, it’s impossible to perceive with any of the senses. The world might be spinning, but it’s imperceptible from your couch.

Within the word imperceptible you see the word percept, which means “the object of your perception.” Like impossible, the im in imperceptible means it cannot be perceived. Imperceptible is rarely used in the absolute sense of the word — it is usually paired with almost. Horton hears the Who but the tiny sounds of the Whos were almost imperceptible to everyone else.

Definitions of imperceptible
  1. adjective

    impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

    “an
    imperceptible drop in temperature”
    “an
    imperceptible nod”
    synonyms:
    unperceivable

    inaudible, unhearable

    impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear
    impalpable

    imperceptible to the senses or the mind
    impalpable

    not perceptible to the touch
    incognizable, incognoscible

    incapable of being perceived or known
    indiscernible, insensible, undetectable

    barely able to be perceived
    subliminal

    below the threshold of conscious perception
    unobservable

    not accessible to direct observation
    invisible, unseeable

    impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
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    Antonyms:

    perceptible

    capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    audible, hearable

    heard or perceptible by the ear
    detectable, noticeable

    capable of being detected
    discernible

    capable of being perceived clearly
    faint, weak

    deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
    palpable

    can be felt by palpation
    perceivable

    capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing
    recognizable

    easily perceived; easy to become aware of
    sensible

    readily perceived by the senses
    seeable, visible

    capable of being seen; or open to easy view
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