insolvable

[ in-sol-vuh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈsɒl və bəl /

adjective

incapable of being solved or explained; insoluble.

Origin of insolvable

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + solvable

Related forms

in·solv·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·solv·a·bly, adverb

Can be confused

insoluble insolvable unsolvable
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British Dictionary definitions for insolvable

insolvable

/ (ɪnˈsɒlvəbəl) /

adjective

another word for insoluble (def. 2)

Derived Forms

insolvability, nouninsolvably, adverb
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