insurmountable


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in·sur·mount·a·ble

 (ĭn′sər-moun′tə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to surmount; insuperable: insurmountable difficulties.

in′sur·mount′a·bil′i·ty, in′sur·mount′a·ble·ness n.
in′sur·mount′a·bly adv.

insurmountable

(ˌɪnsəˈmaʊntəbəl)
adj
incapable of being overcome; insuperable
ˌinsurˌmountaˈbility, ˌinsurˈmountableness n
ˌinsurˈmountably adv

in•sur•mount•a•ble

(ˌɪn sərˈmaʊn tə bəl)

adj.
incapable of being surmounted or overcome; insuperable.
[1690–1700]
in`sur•mount`a•bil′i•ty, n.
in`sur•mount′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insurmountable - not capable of being surmounted or overcomeinsurmountable - not capable of being surmounted or overcome; "insurmountable disadvantages"
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"
impossible - not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
surmountable - capable of being surmounted or overcome; "situations of measurable and surmountable danger"
2.insurmountable - 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"

insurmountable

adjective insuperable, impossible, overwhelming, hopeless, invincible, impassable, unconquerable The fiscal crisis does not seem like an insurmountable problem.

insurmountable

adjective
Incapable of being negotiated or overcome:
Translations

insurmountable

[ˌɪnsəˈmaʊntəbl] ADJinsuperable

insurmountable

[ˌɪnsərˈmaʊntəbəl] adj [obstacle, problem, difficulty] → insurmontable

insurmountable

insurmountable

[ˌɪnsəˈmaʊntəbl] adjinsormontabile
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They would be immense, infinite, terrific, insurmountable, if, as I have said, all things did not concur to render them of absolutely no account.
It was all very well to join them, but speaking to them proved quite as much as ever an effort beyond my strength--offered, in close quarters, difficulties as insurmountable as before.
We were now convinced that our enterprise was impracticable, and that to hazard ourselves amidst so many insurmountable difficulties would be to tempt Providence; despairing, therefore, that I should ever come this way to Abyssinia, I resolved to return back with my intelligence to my companion, whom I had left at Pate.
These innumerable multitudes of ruminating beasts often form an insurmountable obstacle to the passage of the trains; thousands of them have been seen passing over the track for hours together, in compact ranks.
Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind; now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.
But instead I felt an insurmountable desire to sleep, which happens to all divers.
Morrel expected Villefort would be dejected; he found him as he had found him six weeks before, calm, firm, and full of that glacial politeness, that most insurmountable barrier which separates the well-bred from the vulgar man.
Turning their faces now to the mountain, they endeavored to cross directly over it; but, after clambering nearly to the summit, found their path closed by insurmountable barriers.
Your majesty added that, notwithstanding, if you could see him, confer with him, and meet him face to face, you would triumph, either by force or persuasion, over that obstacle -- the only serious one, the only insurmountable one, the only real one you met with on your road.
Here they found a dozen lodges of Shoshonies, recently arrived, who informed them that had they persevered along the river, they would have found their difficulties augment until they became absolutely insurmountable.
To pass through these and find egress through the boma seemed a task too fraught with insurmountable obstacles to warrant even the slightest consideration, and yet there was no other way.