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incapable of being solved
Not to be confused with:
insoluble – incapable of being dissolved; incapable of being explained
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Impossible to solve; having no solution: a seemingly insolvable problem.

in·solv′a·bil′i·ty n.
in·solv′a·bly adv.
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another word for insoluble2
inˌsolvaˈbility n
inˈsolvably adv
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(ɪnˈsɒl və bəl)

incapable of being solved; insoluble.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insolvable - not easily solvedinsolvable - not easily solved; "an apparantly insolvable problem"; "public finance...had long presented problems unsolvable or at least unsolved"- C.L.Jones
insoluble - admitting of no solution or explanation; "an insoluble doubt"
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[ɪnˈsɒlvəbl] ADJinsoluble
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This applause of the "rebel" air in a Northern city does puzzle a little; but it is not insolvable. The war with Spain, many years' generous mint and watermelon crops, a few long-shot winners at the New Orleans race-track, and the brilliant banquets given by the Indiana and Kansas citizens who compose the North Carolina Society have made the South rather a "fad" in Manhattan.
I pondered the mystery a minute or two; but finding it insolvable, and being certain it could not be of much moment, I dismissed, and soon forgot it.
The show follows these teenagers as they attempt to sustain themselves for as long as possible, before they figure out the insolvable mystery of what happened to them.
19 -- "We wonder if there are any descendants of the Lord Rama in Ayodhya," his Lordship smiles from the Bench of the Supreme Court currently adjudicating the seemingly insolvable riddle of who owns the birthplace of the god.
Iran's vice president expressed hope that terrorists would be completely eliminated in the Middle East and said, "The international community and the Europeans should know that if it were not for the sacrifices of the Syrian government and people as well as the country's allies, ISIL terrorists would establish a government in the region and would turn into a big and insolvable problem for global security."
Over the years, Gaza has become a base of conflict, an insolvable dire situation that Israel has failed to resolve despite repeated and massive military invasions and air assaults.
Border disputes between not too friendly states are no doubt painful, but not insolvable per se!
sanitaire, la gratuite des soins pour corriger les inegalites sociales flagrantes entre riches et pauvres complique plus les donnees car les hopitaux doivent faire face a une clientele insolvable dans 90% des cas, au moment ou les couts de productions des soins ne cessent de croitre, l'AMO ne rapporte pas grand-chose aux hopitaux, tout au plus 1 ou 2%, les assures preferent se faire soigner dans les cliniques privees.
* Nihilistic delusion: processing aimed at knowing the implications of the current insolvable situation and preventing worse consequences.
Molla added in a press conference that the smart card system for fuel is cancelled as it causes insolvable problems; the card will provide two prices for the same commodity, and will lead to the return of monopoly.
St Rita, the patron saint of insolvable situations, is currently one of the most popular saints in Italy, also around the world.