impermissible

[ im-per-mis-uh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪm pərˈmɪs ə bəl /

adjective

not permissible or allowable; unallowable.

Nearby words

  1. imperishable,
  2. imperium,
  3. impermanence,
  4. impermanent,
  5. impermeable,
  6. impers.,
  7. imperscriptable,
  8. imperscriptible,
  9. impersonal,
  10. impersonalism

Origin of impermissible

First recorded in 1855–60; im-2 + permissible

Related formsim·per·mis·si·bil·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for impermissible

impermissible

/ (ˌɪmpəˈmɪsɪbəl) /

adjective

not permissible; not allowed
Derived Formsimpermissibility, nounimpermissibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for impermissible

impermissible

adj.

1814, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + permissible.

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