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/ɪnˈsu pər ə bəl/
incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted:
an insuperable barrier.
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
incapable of being overcome; insurmountable
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Word Origin and History for
c.1340, from L.
"that cannot be passed over, unconquerable," from
"that may be overcome," from
"to overcome," from
"one that is above," from
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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