insurmountable

adjective in·sur·mount·able \ ˌin(t)-sər-ˈmau̇n-tə-bəl \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of insurmountable

: incapable of being surmounted : insuperable
  • insurmountable problems

insurmountably

play \ˌin(t)-sər-ˈmau̇n-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of insurmountable in a Sentence

  1. They were faced with several insurmountable obstacles.

  2. the familiar story of the underdog who ultimately triumphs despite insurmountable odds

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First Known Use of insurmountable

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INSURMOUNTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of insurmountable for English Language Learners

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



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