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insurmountable

adjective in·sur·mount·able \ˌin(t)-sər-ˈman-tə-bəl\

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

Full Definition of INSURMOUNTABLE

:  incapable of being surmounted :  insuperable <insurmountable problems>
in·sur·mount·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INSURMOUNTABLE

  1. They were faced with several insurmountable obstacles.
  2. <the familiar story of the underdog who ultimately triumphs despite insurmountable odds>

First Known Use of INSURMOUNTABLE

1690

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