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insurmountable

[ in-ser-moun-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn sərˈmaʊn tə bəl /
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Definition of insurmountable

adjective
incapable of being surmounted, passed over, or overcome; insuperable: an insurmountable obstacle.
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Origin of insurmountable

First recorded in 1690–1700; in-3 + surmountable

OTHER WORDS FROM insurmountable

in·sur·mount·a·bil·i·ty, in·sur·mount·a·ble·ness, nounin·sur·mount·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for insurmountable

insurmountable
/ (ˌɪnsəˈmaʊntəbəl) /

adjective
incapable of being overcome; insuperable

Derived forms of insurmountable

insurmountability or insurmountableness, nouninsurmountably, adverb
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