Imperceptibly
Imperceptible Im`per*cep"ti*ble, a. [Pref. im- not + perceptible: cf. F. imperceptible.] Not perceptible; not to be apprehended or cognized by the senses; not discernible by the mind; not easily apprehended. [1913 Webster]

Almost imperceptible to the touch. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Its operation is slow, and in some cases almost imperceptible. --Burke. -- {Im`per*cep"ti*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im`per*cep"ti*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Their . . . subtilty and imperceptibleness. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]


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  • imperceptibly — adverb not noticeably, too small to be detected, too little to be perceived. No one noticed that he moved imperceptibly backwards …   Wiktionary

  • imperceptibly — adv. Imperceptibly is used with these verbs: ↑nod …   Collocations dictionary

  • imperceptibly — imperceptible ► ADJECTIVE ▪ so slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived. DERIVATIVES imperceptibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • imperceptibly — adverb in an imperceptible manner or to an imperceptible degree (Freq. 1) the power of the Secretary of State in London increased gradually but imperceptibly • Syn: ↑unnoticeably • Ant: ↑perceptibly • Derived from adjective: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • imperceptibly — adverb see imperceptible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imperceptibly — See imperceptibility. * * * …   Universalium

  • imperceptibly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. slowly, just barely, scarcely; see gradually , hardly …   English dictionary for students

  • imperceptibly — adv. in a subtle manner; in a way that is not perceived by the senses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imperceptibly — im·perceptibly …   English syllables

  • imperceptibly — See: imperceptible …   English dictionary

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