in·​solv·​able | \ (ˌ)in-ˈsäl-və-bəl How to pronounce insolvable (audio) , -ˈsȯl- \

Definition of insolvable

: admitting no solution an apparently insolvable problem

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insolvably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈsäl-​və-​blē How to pronounce insolvably (audio) , -​ˈsȯl-​ \ adverb

Examples of insolvable in a Sentence

faced with the perennially insolvable dilemma of having to choose between career and family
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First Known Use of insolvable

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 6 Aug. 2020.

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