Definition of insuperable in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsuːp(ə)rəb(ə)l/


(Of a difficulty or obstacle) impossible to overcome: insuperable financial problems
More example sentences
  • This is the radical uncertainty that haunts contemporary Marxist theorists, the insuperable difficulty of impossible exchange.
  • Self-transcendence is overcoming insuperable obstacles in one's path.
  • But the more I think about it, the more it appears that there are no insuperable obstacles to such a development should it ever become democratically necessary.
insurmountable, unconquerable, invincible, unassailable;
overwhelming, hopeless, impossible



Pronunciation: /inˌsuːp(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • The next logical step is to say that, given the insuperability of the subjective viewpoint, we can describe no independent natural or divine life that human life efficiently serves.


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsuːp(ə)rəbli/
Example sentences
  • Cladding and glazing this complex shape was also something that would have been almost insuperably difficult before the arrival of the computer-generated special shape.


Middle English (in the general sense 'invincible'): from Old French, or from Latin insuperabilis, from in- 'not' + superabilis (from superare 'overcome').

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: in|su¦per|able

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words