Definition of insurmountable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinsərˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l/


Too great to be overcome: an insurmountable problem
More example sentences
  • This is an inspirational success story, proving that seemingly insurmountable setbacks can be overcome on the road to glory.
  • In the process of bringing the film to fruition, some obstacles that seemed insurmountable were overcome.
  • The underdog shows us people working together to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
insuperable, unconquerable, invincible, unassailable;
overwhelming, hopeless, impossible



Example sentences
  • If all this seems insurmountably difficult, listen to your own intuition that there is more going on here than just an old crush.
  • Aid must account for a great part of the solution, in order to put an end to this insurmountably horrible crisis.
  • If the configuration of pages and print is too overwhelming, a book may seem insurmountably difficult even though its content is riveting.

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Syllabification: in·sur·mount·a·ble

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