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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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.
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.
Michael Vanstone's weakness seems to have been an insurmountable horror of contemplating the event of his own death.
If I had begun with any appetite, he would have taken it away, and I should have sat much as I did - repelled from him by an insurmountable aversion, and gloomily looking at the cloth.
While I own the force of these objections, I must confess, at the same time, that they do not appear to me to be altogether insurmountable.
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.
They have tended to show that the security of liberty is materially concerned only in the trial by jury in criminal cases, which is provided for in the most ample manner in the plan of the convention; that even in far the greatest proportion of civil cases, and those in which the great body of the community is interested, that mode of trial will remain in its full force, as established in the State constitutions, untouched and unaffected by the plan of the convention; that it is in no case abolished[3] by that plan; and that there are great if not insurmountable difficulties in the way of making any precise and proper provision for it in a Constitution for the United States.
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.
Do not pursue her," said Monsieur Fanjat to the colonel, "or you will arouse an aversion which might become insurmountable.
But instead I felt an insurmountable desire to sleep, which happens to all divers.
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.
The only insurmountable obstacle was that I had no vessel to contain the water I should need if I floated forth upon these untravelled seas.