super-ablest

superable

[soo-per-uh-buhl]
adjective
capable of being overcome; surmountable.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin superābilis, equivalent to superā(re) to overcome (derivative of super; see super-) + -bilis -ble

superability, superableness, noun
superably, adverb
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superable (ˈsuːpərəbəl, -prəbəl)
 
adj
able to be surmounted or overcome
 
[C17: from Latin superābilis, from superāre to overcome]
 
supera'bility
 
n
 
'superableness
 
n
 
'superably
 
adv

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superable
"surmountable," 1629, from L. superabilis "that may be overcome," from superare "to overcome," from super "over" (see super-) + -abilis (see -able). The negative formation insuperable is older and more common and this may be a back-formation.
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