- incapable of being surmounted, passed over, or overcome; insuperable: an insurmountable obstacle.
Origin of insurmountable
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Examples from the Web for insurmountable
But while the obstacles to evidence-based governance are formidable, they are not insurmountable.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
Each one seems a mile high, and the entire flight an insurmountable obstacle.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
That defeat was driven largely by Romney losing women voters by an insurmountable 11 points.Surprise! The GOP Closed the Gender Gap
December 10, 2014
They do not reflect any intrinsic or insurmountable military advantage.Stop the ISIS War Before It Gets Worse!
Jeffrey Sachs, Michael Shank
September 17, 2014
But as long as Wiegand clings to that title, he is up against a (most likely insurmountable) rhetorical challenge.‘American Blogger’ Is So Bad, You’ll Wish It Was a Spoof
April 16, 2014
He had dragged himself this far, and reached an insurmountable obstacle.In the Midst of Alarms
Unused to encounter difficulty, he for a time imagined them insurmountable.
The difficulties that are before us appear to me insurmountable.
This would be a barrier the more, an insurmountable barrier between her and him.Doctor Pascal
It appeared then that for some reason this was an insurmountable objection.Tales From Two Hemispheres
Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
- incapable of being overcome; insuperable
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Word Origin and History for insurmountable
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