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insuperable

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Synonyms for insuperable

  • impossible
  • insurmountable
  • overwhelming
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But for the heroism of the signallers, it would have been insuperable.

Gaming relieved me from that insuperable listlessness by which I was oppressed.

But the great Milton has proved that this objection is not insuperable.

There were, in their minds, two insuperable objections to the match.

This difficulty of the lack of suitable teachers is not, indeed, insuperable.

These are said to be insuperable barriers to the evil spirits.

But in the morning he was obliged to stop before the insuperable ice-bank.

Insuperable difficulties on one side or other always intervened.

But the difficulties, great though they are, are not insuperable.

There was one insuperable difficulty, which perplexed Meliora.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "unconquerable," from Latin insuperabilis "that cannot be passed over, unconquerable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + superabilis "that may be overcome," from superare "to overcome," from superus "one that is above," from super "over" (see super-). Figurative use from 1650s. Related: Insuperably.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INSUPERABLE

impracticable

adjectiveunrealistic
  • impossible
  • imprudent
  • infeasible
  • insuperable
  • unfeasible
  • unwise
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