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insuperable

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adjective in·su·per·a·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈsü-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

Simple Definition of insuperable

  • of a problem, difficulty, etc. : impossible to solve or get control of : impossible to overcome

Full Definition of insuperable

  1. :  incapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved <insuperable difficulties>

in·su·per·a·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of insuperable

  1. <the building project ran into insuperable financial difficulties and had to be scrapped>

  2. <insuperable problems have arisen which make it very unlikely that we will ever finish this project>



Origin of insuperable

Middle English, from Latin insuperabilis, from in- + superare to surmount, from super over — more at over


First Known Use: 14th century



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