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
- Met with insuperable obstacles and many disappointments.
- This task was destined to prove one of almost insuperable difficulty.
- 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 religious objection was insuperable; opportunities of commercial development were indispensable; war with England was not to be contemplated by the common sense of the country; and thus, as de Foe wrote, " The Union was merely formed by the nature of things."
- The only insuperable barrier to a barragania was the previous marriage with the blessing, the full religious marriage, of the woman to another man.