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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 of insuperable
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50; Middle English word from Latin word insuperābilis. See in-3, superable
Related forms
insuperability, insuperableness, noun
insuperably, adverb
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insuperable

/ɪnˈsuːpərəbəl; -prəbəl; -ˈsjuː-/
adjective
1.
incapable of being overcome; insurmountable
Derived Forms
insuperability, insuperableness, noun
insuperably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for insuperable
adj.

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.

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