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Wordnet 3.0


1. not capable of being surmounted or overcome;
- Example: "insurmountable disadvantages"
[syn: insurmountable, unsurmountable]

2. impossible to surmount;
[syn: insuperable, insurmountable]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insurmountable \In`sur*mount"a*ble\, a. [Pref. in- not + surmountable: cf. F. insurmountable.] Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable; as, insurmountable difficulty or obstacle. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Hope thinks nothing difficult; despair tells us that difficulty is insurmountable. --I. Watts. Syn: Insuperable; impassable; invincible. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

insurmountable adj 1: not capable of being surmounted or overcome; "insurmountable disadvantages" [syn: insurmountable, unsurmountable] [ant: surmountable] 2: impossible to surmount [syn: insuperable, insurmountable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "insurmountable": beyond one, impassable, impracticable, impractical, indomitable, inoperable, insuperable, invincible, too much for, unachievable, unattainable, uncompassable, unconquerable, undoable, uneffectible, unnegotiable, unperformable, unrealizable, unsurmountable, unworkable