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Meaning of IMPOSSIBLE

Pronunciation:  im'pâsubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something that cannot be done; "his assignment verged on the impossible"
  2. [adj]  not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
  3. [adj]  totally unlikely
  4. [adj]  used of persons or their behavior; "impossible behavior"; "insufferable insolence"
 

IMPOSSIBLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: hopeless, impracticable, inconceivable, infeasible, insufferable, intolerable, out of the question, out(p), unacceptable, unachievable, unattainable, undoable, unfeasible, unimaginable, unrealizable, unsufferable, unworkable
 
 Antonyms: possible
 
 See Also: impossibility, impossible action, impractical, insurmountable, unrealistic, unsurmountable, unthinkable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Im*pos"si*ble\, a. [F., fr. L. impossibilis; pref.
    im- not + possibilis possible. See {Possible}.]
    Not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.;
    unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command;
    insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or
    impracticable; not feasible.
    
          With men this is impossible; but with God all things
          are possible.                            --Matt. xix.
                                                   26.
    
          Without faith it is impossible to please him. --Heb.
                                                   xi. 6.
    
    {Impossible quantity} (Math.), an imagnary quantity. See
       {Imaginary}.
    
    Syn: See {Impracticable}.
    
    
  2. \Im*pos"si*ble\, n.
    An impossibility. [Obs.]
    
          ``Madam,'' quoth he, ``this were an impossible!''
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    
 
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