in·​solv·​able (ˌ)in-ˈsäl-və-bəl How to pronounce insolvable (audio)
: admitting no solution
an apparently insolvable problem
insolvably adverb

Examples of insolvable in a Sentence

faced with the perennially insolvable dilemma of having to choose between career and family
Recent Examples on the Web The Merc's Jon Wilner digs into what appears to be an insolvable impasse between the Pac-12 Networks and DirecTV., 25 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insolvable was in 1693

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“Insolvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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