- incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted: an insuperable barrier.
Origin of insuperable
Examples from the Web for insuperable
Contemporary Examples of insuperable
Second, they broke down the wall between teen music and adult music, a wall that had been insuperable until then.A Revolution, With Guitars: How The Beatles Changed Everything
January 28, 2014
But he prefers women - and most certainly does not love the baron, for the insuperable reason that he loves nobody except himself.David's Bookclub: Sodom and Gomorrah
September 29, 2012
Not necessarily an insuperable or lethal problem, but a problem that must be overcome—and certainly not a plus.Comrade Ryan's Plan Has 110% Approval!
August 16, 2012
Historical Examples of insuperable
But for the heroism of the signallers, it would have been insuperable.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Gaming relieved me from that insuperable listlessness by which I was oppressed.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
But the great Milton has proved that this objection is not insuperable.Imogen
There were, in their minds, two insuperable objections to the match.Queen Elizabeth
This difficulty of the lack of suitable teachers is not, indeed, insuperable.The Task of Social Hygiene
- incapable of being overcome; insurmountable
Word Origin and History for insuperable
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.