insuperable


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Related to insuperable: nugatory, execrable, vivacious

in·su·per·a·ble

 (ĭn-so͞o′pər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to overcome; insurmountable: insuperable odds.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īnsuperābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + superābilis, superable; see superable.]

in·su′per·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·su′per·a·bly adv.

insuperable

(ɪnˈsuːpərəbəl; -prəbəl; -ˈsjuː-)
adj
incapable of being overcome; insurmountable
inˌsuperaˈbility, inˈsuperableness n
inˈsuperably adv

in•su•per•a•ble

(ɪnˈsu pər ə bəl)

adj.
incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin insuperābilis. See in-3, superable]
in•su`per•a•bil′i•ty, n.
in•su′per•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insuperable - impossible to surmount
unconquerable - not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome; "a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson; "faced unconquerable difficulties"
2.insuperable - incapable of being surmounted or excelledinsuperable - incapable of being surmounted or excelled; "insuperable odds"; "insuperable heroes"
insurmountable, unsurmountable - not capable of being surmounted or overcome; "insurmountable disadvantages"

insuperable

adjective insurmountable, invincible, impassable, unconquerable an insuperable obstacle to co-operation
possible, surmountable, conquerable

insuperable

adjective
Incapable of being negotiated or overcome:
Translations
لا يُمْكِن تَذْليلُه
nepřekonatelný
uoverkommelig
leküzdhetetlen
óyfirstíganlegur
nenugalimas
nepārvarams
aşıl mazbaşa çıkıl maz

insuperable

[ɪnˈsuːpərəbl] ADJ [difficulty] → insuperable

insuperable

[ɪnˈsuːpərəbəl ɪnˈsjuːpərəbəl] adjinsurmontable

insuperable

insuperable

[ɪnˈsuːprəbl] adjinsormontabile

insuperable

(inˈsjuːpərəbl) adjective
(of a problem etc) that cannot be overcome. insuperable difficulties.
References in classic literature ?
In this manner, rocks, precipices and difficulties were surmounted in an incredibly short space, that at another time, and under other circumstances, would have been deemed almost insuperable.
Rebecca's idea of being a painter like her friend Miss Ross was gradually receding, owing to the apparently insuperable difficulties in securing any instruction.
If I meet with no insuperable difficulties therefore, consider that point as settled.
Not a hint, however, did she drop about sending me to school: still I felt an instinctive certainty that she would not long endure me under the same roof with her; for her glance, now more than ever, when turned on me, expressed an insuperable and rooted aversion.
The art which succeeded by gas-light failed by day: the difficulty of hiding the plainly artificial nature of the marks was almost insuperable.
So on he fares, and to the border comes Of EDEN, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, Crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairie sides With thicket overgrown, grottesque and wilde, Access deni'd; and over head up grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and Pine, and Firr, and branching Palm, A Silvan Scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woodie Theatre Of stateliest view.
Power, government, war, law, punishment, and a thousand other things, had no terms wherein that language could express them, which made the difficulty almost insuperable, to give my master any conception of what I meant.
It is to be remembered likewise that neither the Greeks nor Romans, from whom we have received all our information, ever carried their arms into this part of the world, or ever heard of multitudes of nations that dwell upon the banks of this vast river; that the countries where the Nile rises, and those through which it runs, have no inhabitants but what are savage and uncivilised; that before they could arrive at its head, they must surmount the insuperable obstacles of impassable forests, inaccessible cliffs, and deserts crowded with beasts of prey, fierce by nature, and raging for want of sustenance.
Under every species of discouragement, they undertook the voyage; they performed it in spite of numerous and almost insuperable obstacles; they arrived upon a wilderness bound with frost and hoary with snow, without the boundaries of their charter, outcasts from all human society, and coasted five weeks together, in the dead of winter, on this tempestuous shore, exposed at once to the fury of the elements, to the arrows of the native savage, and to the impending horrors of famine.
The servants of Don Vicente carried away his body, and Roque returned to his comrades, and so ended the love of Claudia Jeronima; but what wonder, when it was the insuperable and cruel might of jealousy that wove the web of her sad story?
There would, in fact, be an insuperable difficulty in ascertaining when force could with propriety be employed.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests.