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impalpable

 [im-pal´pah-b'l]
not detectable by touch.

im·pal·pa·ble

(im-pal'pă-bĕl)
Denotes something that cannot be touched.

impalpable

Unable to be felt.
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The figure is depicted with the impalpability of a ghost, in vague and confused outlines, as if it were a fantasy materialized in the artist's mind.
Consequently one admits that such things are not to be found at one's humble and matter-of-fact door, and takes refuge in the impalpability and marvel of distance.
and impalpability of musical devices, has now brought about a vast
Part science fiction, part gnomic parable, and part travel guide to regions that will be perpetually unvisited, The Plains heralds a vision of imaginative impalpability that postmodern literature cannot do without.
(88.) "For riches, in the luminous words of Huizinga, had not yet acquired "the spectral impalpability which capitalism, founded in credit, would give later: what haunt[ed] the imagination was still the tangible, yellow gold" (Hugh Thomas, Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes, and The Fall of Old Mexico.