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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Hope  thinks  nothing  difficult;  despair  tells  us  that 
  difficulty  is  insurmountable.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Syn:  Insuperable;  impassable;  invincible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insurmountable 
  adj  1:  not  capable  of  being  surmounted  or  overcome;  "insurmountable 
  disadvantages"  [syn:  {unsurmountable}]  [ant:  {surmountable}] 
  2:  impossible  to  surmount  [syn:  {insuperable}] 




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