Definition of Insurmountable

1. Adjective. Not capable of being surmounted or overcome. "Insurmountable disadvantages"




2. Adjective. Impossible to surmount.
Exact synonyms: Insuperable
Similar to: Unconquerable

Definition of Insurmountable

1. a. Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable; as, insurmountable difficulty or obstacle.

Definition of Insurmountable

1. Adjective. Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable; as, insurmountable difficulty or obstacle. ¹

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Definition of Insurmountable

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Insurmountable

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1. The Daring Adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont, Among Buffaloes, Grizzlies by John Charles Frémont (1888)
"So frightfully did he depict the insurmountable obstacles, that their guide, Milo, took the earliest opportunity to slope—they saw him no more—while the ..."

2. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1847)
"... and is I think a pledge of the establishment of a well combined general system, which insurmountable obstacles have hitherto opposed. ..."

3. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1844)
"... to the custom of all oppositions, reproached it even with the difficulties which it had to encounter, and which were most frequently insurmountable. ..."

4. Memoirs, Official and Personal: With Sketches of Travels Among the Northern by Thomas Loraine McKenney (1846)
"... OF THE NOBLE SENTIMENTS, HIGH MORAL QUALITIES, AND INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY OF THE IK- DIAN. Difficulties in the way of improvement not insurmountable— ..."

5. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... had she not early learned so absolute a command over her own. prejudices, apparently insurmountable, to overcome ; slic had heavy debis to discharge ..."

6. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey: Made Under the by William Hemsley Emory, United States Dept. of the Interior, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Timothy Abbot Conrad, George Englemann, James Hall, Charles Christopher Parry, John Torrey (1859)
"These rapids are numerous, many of them dangerous, and will always prove insurmountable obstructions to future navigation. The force of the current is very ..."

7. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"It has ever proved an insurmountable barrier against all the assaults of their enemies, and so far as it is permitted to operate, is sure to beat down all ..."

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