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    use of the word "impregnable"

    Hi, "impregnable" has been defined as "unable to be defeated or destroyed; unassailable."
    Have I used the word correctly in my context?
    "A leader who is emotionally impregnable when a husband laying his hand on his spouse will definitely fail in his role of governance."
    What I mean is "a leader who is emotionally untouched when he witnessed a husband treating one's spouse abusively will never rule his country well." Or is there a more concise way of writing? Because I always find my sentence verbose. Thanks in advance

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

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    It does not seem natural to me.
    We might talk of a castle or fortress as impregnable, "Dover Castle was impregnable to French seige tactics" might be a phrase using that word.
    For your sentence I think the word unmoved is better.
    "A leader who is unmoved when a husband lays his hand on his spouse will definitely fail in his role of governace"

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    May I use 'apathetic'?
    'A leader apathetic about a husband's laying his hand on his spouse will definitely fail in his role of governance.'

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I use 'apathetic'?
    'A leader apathetic about a husband's laying his hand on his spouse will definitely fail in his role of governance.'

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    Yes I think that would also be alright.

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    How about just "A man who is untroubled by wife beating will not make a good leader."

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    How about just "A man who is untroubled by wife beating will not make a good leader."
    "Unconcerned " is another possibility.

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    Thanks everyone for the contribution. Well, is 'impregnable' only limited to 'wall, castle, fortress defense' that kind of context? Can it be used for emotion, like emotionally impregnable to?
    Last edited by iereiy; 25-Mar-2015 at 09:24.

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    Click here to read many examples of the word used in a wide variety of contexts.

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/
    http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/
    http://books.google.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by iereiy View Post
    Can it be used for emotion, like emotionally impregnable to?
    What makes you think that it applies to emotion?

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    Re: use of the word "impregnable"

    Correct me if I'm wrong. Can the following sentences:

    1. His face bore the marks of much, not always peaceful meditation; the look of it not bland or benevolent so much as close impregnable and hard. (http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/)
    2. Michelle had been grounded in her resolve to be emotionally impregnable and she was heavily armed with a quick wit and a wicked sharp tongue. (http://books.google.com/)

    justify my use of emotionally impregnable in the following 'a man who is emotionally impregnable by wife beating will not make a good leader.'?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    How about just "A man who is untroubled by wife beating will not make a good leader."

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