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 ?
Our difference of age must be an insuperable objection, and I entreat you, my dear father, to quiet your mind, and no longer harbour a suspicion which cannot he more injurious to your own peace than to our understandings.
Apart from this insuperable antipathy to her, Princess Mary was agitated just then because on the Rostovs' being announced, the old prince had shouted that he did not wish to see them, that Princess Mary might do so if she chose, but they were not to be admitted to him.
The fact that he had made her an offer, and she had refused him, had placed an insuperable barrier between her and him.
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.
There would, in fact, be an insuperable difficulty in ascertaining when force could with propriety be employed.
Still it was well understood that Adrienne was not likely to marry, her birth raising her above all intentions of connecting her ancient name with mere gold, while her poverty placed an almost insuperable barrier between her and most of the impoverished young men of rank whom she occasionally saw.
I am in a condition to prove my allegation: an insuperable impediment to this marriage exists.
Nor can I see any insuperable difficulty in further believing it possible that the membrane-connected fingers and fore-arm of the Galeopithecus might be greatly lengthened by natural selection; and this, as far as the organs of flight are concerned, would convert it into a bat.
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.
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.
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.
And, so saying, he crept cautiously along and peered over into the abyss, while I remained wondering by what possible means we could overcome this apparently insuperable obstruction.