insuperable

[in-soo-per-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈsu pər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted:
"an insuperable barrier."
Origin
1300–50; Middle English < Latin insuperābilis. See in-3, superable
Related forms
insuperability, insuperableness, noun
insuperably, adverb
Example Sentences for insuperable
He met almost insuperable physical challenges with humor and grace.
Government debt, contrary to propaganda, is far from an insuperable problem.
These are significant hurdles but not insuperable ones.
If the problems present an insuperable barrier, nothing prevents the user from using a calculator.
Agriculture apart, none of these disagreements looks insuperable.
Economic austerity with no tangible rewards or benefits faces almost insuperable political obstacles.
Given the success in the laboratory of a one-in-five dilution, that does not sound an insuperable objection.
The political and logistical problems seemed insuperable until the millennium.
Yet her attempt to make sense of his final explosion meets an insuperable obstacle.
There's no excuse for a buffet in a restaurant, except perhaps an insuperable language problem.
British Dictionary definitions for insuperable
insuperable (ɪnˈsuːpərəbəl, -prəbəl, -ˈsjuː-)
 
adj
incapable of being overcome; insurmountable
 
insupera'bility
 
n
 
in'superableness
 
n
 
in'superably
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for insuperable
insuperable
c.1340, from L. insuperabilis "that cannot be passed over, unconquerable," from in- "not" + superabilis "that may be overcome," from superare "to overcome," from superus "one that is above," from super "over" (see super-).
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