Definition of imperturbable in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌɪmpəˈtəːbəb(ə)l/


Unable to be upset or excited; calm: an imperturbable tranquillity
More example sentences
  • She looked down and felt a strange sense of imperturbable calm.
  • Through what is called neutrality of tone, philosophical discourse must also guarantee the neutrality or at least the imperturbable serenity that should accompany the relation to the true and the universal.
  • On the contrary, when all others have given up in despair, these persons stand imperturbable in the face of peril, relying for support not on material things, but on the soundness of reason and on their own superior judgement.



Pronunciation: /ˌɪmpətəːbəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Yet for many making the link, it is undoubtedly his imperturbability rather than consistency of play that informs comparisons.
  • Robert Mitchum, their co-star, was legendary for his imperturbability.
  • It is this imperturbability that marks him as something special.




Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈtəːbəbli/
Example sentences
  • ‘I'd hate to meet the bad cop,’ smiles Williams imperturbably - an exquisite one-liner.
  • For this book, Henry has devised a style - imperturbably sustained - that is numb with cold and hardly admitted hurt.
  • The tracking of the on-screen camera is steady in its course, carefully guided by the technicians at its controls, and imperturbably composed in its implicit attitude toward whatever vicissitudes of life may come within its purview.


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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: im|per¦turb|able

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words