Definition of impossibly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɒsɪbli/


1 [as submodifier] So as to be impossible: every task seemed impossibly difficult
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  • You met… and still meet most all of my impossibly high standards, except for the big one: You aren't interested in me in return.
  • Industrial production possibilities and new technologies is a major, some would say impossibly difficult, task.
  • It's an impossibly demanding task that results in an immediate, gripping drama - but one that, regrettably, falls apart upon reflection.
1.1 [sentence adverb] Used to describe an event or action that is so difficult or unlikely one would not expect it to be possible: he held her and, impossibly, she fell asleep
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  • But images of Irvine impossibly and implausibly running the ball from deep and kicking unlikely goals from halfway will remain in the memory.
  • Something akin to rain was falling over her awareness, silver rain that was illuminated impossibly against the darkness as it was unleashed.
2 [as submodifier] Possessing the specified quality to an unbelievably high degree: her impossibly blonde hair
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  • Certainly as a work of fiction this series could be easily dismissed as impossibly cute and unbelievable.
  • And here's the impossibly blond and blue-eyed sweet boy, aged maybe five, standing in front of a Christmas tree.
  • Viewed through 21 st-century eyes, the political landscape Macmillan describes seems almost impossibly genteel and good-natured.

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