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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insurmountable mean? 

  The adjective INSURMOUNTABLE has 2 senses:

1. not capable of being surmounted or overcome
2. impossible to surmount

  Familiarity information: INSURMOUNTABLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1insurmountable [BACK TO TOP]


Not capable of being surmounted or overcome


insurmountable; unsurmountable

Context example:

insurmountable disadvantages


insuperable; unconquerable (incapable of being surmounted or excelled)


unconquerable (not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome)

impossible (not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with)


surmountable (capable of being surmounted or overcome)

Sense 2insurmountable [BACK TO TOP]


Impossible to surmount


insuperable; insurmountable


unconquerable (not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome)

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