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im·pos·si·ble

 (ĭm-pŏs′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Incapable of having existence or of occurring.
2. Not capable of being accomplished: an impossible goal.
3. Unacceptable; intolerable: impossible behavior.
4. Extremely difficult to deal with or tolerate: an impossible child; an impossible situation.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin impossibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + possibilis, possible; see possible.]

im·pos′si·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.impossibly - to a degree impossible of achievement; "long thought to be an impossibly difficult operation"; "impossibly far from sources of supply"
possibly - to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means; "they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"
Translations
بِصورة غَير مُمْكِنَه
nemožně
håbløst
mahdottomasti
nemoguće
ómögulega
nemožne
inanılmaz derecedeson derecede

impossibly

[ɪmˈpɒsəblɪ] ADV
1. (= extremely) [late, expensive, small] → increíblemente, tremendamente
impossibly difficulttan difícil que resulta imposible, increíblemente or tremendamente difícil
2. (= intolerably) she was impossibly rude to Annera grosera con Ann hasta un punto intolerable
George behaved impossibly at the wedding receptionGeorge estuvo insoportable durante el banquete de bodas

impossibly

[ɪmˈpɒsəbli] adv [difficult, complicated] → invraisemblablement

impossibly

advunmöglich; an impossibly high standardein unerreichbar hohes Niveau

impossibly

[ɪmˈpɒsəblɪ] adv (extremely, late, early, difficult) → incredibilmente; (intolerably, behave, act) → insopportabilmente

impossible

(imˈposəbl) adjective
1. that cannot be or be done. It is impossible to sing and drink at the same time; an impossible task.
2. hopelessly bad or wrong. That child's behaviour is quite impossible.
imˈpossibly adverb
imˌpossiˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
There was a fable, however,--for such we choose to consider it, though, not impossibly, typical of Judge Pyncheon's marital deportment,--that the lady got her death-blow in the honeymoon, and never smiled again, because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside, in token of fealty to her liege-lord and master.
The remainder may perhaps be applied to purposes equally valuable hereafter, or not impossibly may be worked up, so far as they go, into a regular history of Salem, should my veneration for the natal soil ever impel me to so pious a task.
and it had seen the time when these broken arches and crumbling battlements were a trim and strong and stately fortress, fluttering its gay banners in the sun, and peopled with vigorous humanity--how impossibly long ago that seems
The callers left before nine, and at that hour (an impossibly dissipated one for the brick house) the family retired for the night.
Firm we subsist, yet possible to swerve, Since Reason not impossibly may meet Some specious object by the Foe subornd, And fall into deception unaware, Not keeping strictest watch, as she was warnd.
MY DEAREST BARBARA ALEXIEVNA,--How happy I was last night--how immeasurably, how impossibly happy
It does not dispose of their strange human souls to know that they were exhibited to the world as impossibly impeccable wax works, who never looked after a woman or knew the meaning of a bribe.
If it had impossibly come down to us from some elder time, or had not been so perfectly modern in its recognition of feeling and motives ignored by the less conscious poetry of the past, it might be ranked with the great epics.
In 'The Canterbury Tales' indeed, the plan is almost impossibly ambitious; the more than twenty stories actually finished, with their eighteen thousand lines, are only a fifth part of the intended number.
But, after all, these freaks were my friends in a way; and I had a horror of their thinking I refused them for the real reason, which was that they were so impossibly ugly.
Paul has rather a feeling for the old place, and we held on for him to have his holiday there; but, really, it is impossibly small.
Forgive me for coming, but I couldn't pass the day without seeing you," he went on, speaking French, as he always did to avoid using the stiff Russian plural form, so impossibly frigid between them, and the dangerously intimate singular.