[ in-soo-per-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈsu pər ə bəl /


incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted: an insuperable barrier.


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Origin of insuperable

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word insuperābilis. See in-3, superable

OTHER WORDS FROM insuperable

in·su·per·a·bil·i·ty, in·su·per·a·ble·ness, nounin·su·per·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for insuperable

/ (ɪnˈsuːpərəbəl, -prəbəl, -ˈsjuː-) /


incapable of being overcome; insurmountable

Derived forms of insuperable

insuperability or insuperableness, nouninsuperably, adverb
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