Adjective "Imperturbable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Unable to be upset or excited; calm.
  1. 'But the square looks in on itself, exuding an air of imperturbable gentility.'
  2. 'It felt classy and utterly imperturbable - the sort of place where the band might play Stormy Weather in a raging typhoon.'
  3. 'It's very much like the radiance of falling in love, but it's not the ordinary falling in love where we're still involved in attachment and aversion; it's a radiance that is imperturbable because totally ultimate.'
  4. 'But emotionally he found it extremely difficult to resign himself to the disappearance of that invigorating militancy and that imperturbable self-assurance that had marked the working class in the 1970s.'
  5. 'It would be difficult to praise his work as Book Review Editor more highly than it deserves, and those of us who have worked with him most closely will miss his imperturbable good humor and complete reliability.'
  6. 'Buddhism is the pursuit of inner-peace through meditation - through his own, diligent efforts, the Buddhist hopes to arrive at this imperturbable, sanguine state of being.'
  7. 'Despite the exclamation mark, he talks in the flat, imperturbable vowels of Sussex, his voice rising not so much in volume as in exasperation.'
  8. 'His distaste for big inert words - words like omniscient, impassable and imperturbable, which he finds other theologians using to describe God - inspires his own desire for accessibility.'
  9. 'The prosecutors liked me because my professional experience as a media researcher had steeled me against public abuse and made me imperturbable under cross examination.'
  10. 'I had various curious cases against him at the Bar - hard and evenly fought battles - in which he was imperturbable.'


1. incapable of being upset or agitated; not easily excited; calm: imperturbable composure.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be imperturbable."

"waiters can be imperturbable."

"techniques can be imperturbable."

"secretaries can be imperturbable."

"pilots can be imperturbable."

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Late Middle English: from late Latin imperturbabilis, from in- ‘not’ + perturbare (see perturb).