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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.
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Pierre refused without the least difficulty or effort, and was afterwards surprised how simple and easy had been what used to appear so insurmountably difficult.
As elucidated by Strickland and its progeny, the burden on a defendant seeking to demonstrate ineffective assistance of counsel is, in most circumstances, insurmountably high.
He noted that "human fact-checking should certainly perform better than an algorithm, but fake news sites are popping up all of the time, and it's insurmountably time-consuming and costly to check every site shared on Facebook.
The general said his focus remains on creating an insurmountably tough and complex set of problems for ISIL across Iraq and Syria.
96) Removing a judge whose capacity had declined with age was likely to be insurmountably difficult, being 'cumbersome' and 'almost unapproachable':
Black girls and women are talking, and are reaping insurmountably.
Tax reform] is everyone's top priority in concept, but translating the concept into an action agenda is so far proving insurmountably difficult for our elected lawmakers and for the interest groups that work in Congress," said Kehoe.
6) This is another call for the squaring of the circle, and it has thus far proven insurmountably difficult to answer.
Indeed, numerous contemporary critics of Currie argued that it was an insurmountably difficult and wholly subjective task to determine governmental policies and interests.
One win in seven in the Championship now tells almost all you need to know about the shocking lack of consistency of the Bluebirds this campaign, their dismal, ultimately insurmountably poor firsthalf at Carrow Road tells you the rest.
a genre concerned above all with the seamy, insurmountably destructive underworld that such books figure as the hidden truth of our daytime social world" (374-75).
Computational cognitive scientists argue that understanding the brain requires a more abstract description of the organisms goals and available information, and claim cognitive psychologists face an insurmountably under constrained task in trying to describe the function of the whole organism by cobbling together isolated algorithms.