impossibleness

impossible

[im-pos-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc.
2.
unable to be done, performed, effected, etc.: an impossible assignment.
3.
incapable of being true, as a rumor.
4.
not to be done, endured, etc., with any degree of reason or propriety: an impossible situation.
5.
utterly impracticable: an impossible plan.
6.
hopelessly unsuitable, difficult, or objectionable.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Latin impossibilis. See im-2, possible

impossibleness, noun
impossibly, adverb

impossible, impracticable, impractical, improbable.


6. unbearable, intolerable, unmanageable.
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impossible (ɪmˈpɒsəbəl)
 
adj
1.  incapable of being done, undertaken, or experienced
2.  incapable of occurring or happening
3.  absurd or inconceivable; unreasonable: it's impossible to think of him as a bishop
4.  informal intolerable; outrageous: those children are impossible
 
im'possibleness
 
n
 
im'possibly
 
adv

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