Origin of insuperableMiddle English from Classical Latin insuperabilis
If your boss absolutely forbids you from going on a trip, this is an example of an insuperable obstacle to you going on the trip.
Origin of insuperableMiddle English from Old French from Latin īnsuperābilis in- not ; see in- 1. superābilis superable ; see superable .
(comparative more insuperable, superlative most insuperable)
From Latin insuperabilis
- This task was destined to prove one of almost insuperable difficulty.
- Met with insuperable obstacles and many disappointments.
- The higher plateau is devoted almost exclusively to cattleraising, once the principal industry of the state, though recurring seccas have been an insuperable obstacle to its profitable development.
- The only insuperable barrier to a barragania was the previous marriage with the blessing, the full religious marriage, of the woman to another man.
- The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.