impossibly

adverb

im·​pos·​si·​bly (ˌ)im-ˈpä-sə-blē How to pronounce impossibly (audio)
1
: not possibly
2
: to an improbable degree : unbelievably
an impossibly green lawn

Examples of impossibly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic-era virtual world was busted last year for reporting impossibly high traffic numbers. Charlie Fink, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Her chunky layers with smooth and glossy ends were the perfect canvas for that refreshed–and impossibly springy–shade. Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2024 Organizing a dinner with a few teammates can become impossibly complicated, requiring permission from multiple club officials. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 One of the dancers can balance impossibly upright in a spectacular handstand atop another dancer’s head. Clover Hope, Pitchfork, 12 Feb. 2024 Below, keep the party going with the best fashion Instagrams of the week, from Kaia Gerber’s impossibly fabulous Bode coat in St. Moritz to Hailey Bieber’s cute matching set. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 Noted for burgers and an impossibly huge homemade brownie. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 Inside, guests are met with an impossibly cozy nook of a bar, where soft candlelight illuminates a space bedecked with vintage books. Staff Author Published, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 In many ways, impossibly expensive gowns made for red carpets and the world’s elite never felt so irrelevant or so tone deaf. Fiona Sinclair-Scott and Nicole Mowbray, CNN, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of impossibly was circa 1580

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“Impossibly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impossibly. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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