immune to (something)

Meaning(s)

1. not affected by or responsive to something

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immune to change/charms/criticism

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To be immune to something means to be resistant to something or to be unaffected by it. In biology, this can mean you have a resistance to a particular illness or toxin due to your immune system or a vaccination. To be immune can also mean to be exempt or shielded from something, such as a particular responsibility or obligation.

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  1. Chris tried his best to convince Anna to go on a date with him, but she seemed immune to his charms.
  2. After being exposed to the virus as a child, I think I am immune as an adult.

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  1. I may be somewhat of a traditionalist, but that doesn't mean I'm immune to change. If modernizing some aspects of the business will help to increase profits, then I'm all for it.
  2. Just because Tom is the boss doesn't mean he should be immune to criticism. We should be able to hold him to account if he does something wrong. 
  3. They are one of the biggest companies in the world, but even still they are not immune to feeling the economic pressures of a sudden downturn in the market. 

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