Impossible meaning

ĭm-pŏs'ə-bəl
Not possible, not able to be done.

It is difficult, if not impossible, to memorize 20,000 consecutive numbers.

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Not capable of being, being done, or happening.
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Not capable of being done easily or conveniently.
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Not capable of being endured, used, agreed to, etc. because disagreeable or unsuitable.

An impossible task, an impossible request.

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(colloquial, of a person) Very difficult to deal with.

You never listen to a word I say – you're impossible!

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(mathematics, dated) Imaginary.

Impossible quantities, or imaginary numbers.

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The definition of impossible is something that cannot be done, that cannot be true, or it also is something or someone who is hard to deal with.

Walking to the moon is an example of something that would be described as impossible.

Someone who is really demanding, and who is never pleased no matter what, is an example of someone who would be described as impossible.

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Incapable of having existence or of occurring.
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Not capable of being accomplished.

An impossible goal.

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Unacceptable; intolerable.

Impossible behavior.

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Extremely difficult to deal with or tolerate.

An impossible child; an impossible situation.

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(uncountable) (with definite article) That which seems impossible.

If we work together, we can achieve the impossible!

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Origin of impossible

From Old French impossible, from Latin impossibilis, from in- (“not”) + possibilis (“possible”), from possum (“to be able”) + suffix -ibilis (“-able”).