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- Impossible to achieve or overcome or be negotiated.
- 1950 September, “The Southwold Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 578:
- Regular services for passengers and goods were maintained for almost 50 years, but the speed limit of 16 m.p.h., imposed by the Board of Trade, proved an insuperable handicap after the introduction of competitive motor bus services.
- 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes, page 308:
- While Indian English may not have a uniform standard form throughout the country, this in itself is not an insuperable obstacle for lexicography.
- Overwhelming or insurmountable.
- “insuperable”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “insuperable”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “insuperable”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
insuperable m or f (masculine and feminine plural insuperables)