Definitions for Impossibleɪmˈpɒs ə bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
im•pos•si•bleɪmˈpɒs ə bəl(adj.)
not possible; incapable of being or happening.
unable to be performed or effected:
an impossible assignment.
difficult beyond reason or propriety:
an impossible situation.
an impossible plan.
hopelessly unsuitable, undesirable, or objectionable:
an impossible person.
Origin of impossible:
1250–1300; ME < L
something that cannot be done
"his assignment verged on the impossible"
not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with
"an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
impossible, inconceivable, out of the question, unimaginable(adj)
impossible, insufferable, unacceptable, unsufferable(adj)
used of persons or their behavior
"impossible behavior"; "insufferable insolence"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
impossible(adjective)ɪmˈpɒs ə bəl
not able to happen or be done
Holding your breath for that long is impossible.; an impossible mission; It's impossible to get any work done with that noise.
impossibleɪmˈpɒs ə bəl
difficult to cope with or deal with
an impossible situation; He's impossible when he gets into one of his moods.; a physical impossibility
that which seems impossible
If we work together, we can achieve the impossible!
not possible, not able to be done.
of a person, very difficult to deal with.
You never listen to a word I say - you're impossible!
Origin: From impossible, from impossibilis, from in- + possibilis, from possum + suffix -ibilis.
not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible
"Impossible" is the 15th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. The episode was the 15th episode for the show's first season. The episode was written by Marc Cherry and Tom Spezialy and was directed by Larry Shaw. It originally aired on February 20, 2005.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Impossible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1445
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Impossible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2519
Rank popularity for the word 'Impossible' in Adjectives Frequency: #171
Translations for Impossible
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
that cannot be or be done
It is impossible to sing and drink at the same time; an impossible task.
- غَيْر مُمْكِن، مُسْتَحيلArabic
- impossívelPortuguese (BR)
- αδύνατος, ανέφικτοςGreek
- غیر ممکنFarsi
- בִּלתִי אֶפשָרִיHebrew
- ómögulegur, ógerlegurIcelandic
- umulig, uoverkommeligNorwegian
- غیر ممکنPersian
- ناشونى (ناممكن)، نه كيدونكىPashto
- imkânsız, olanaksızTurkish
- 不可能的Chinese (Trad.)
- неможливий, нездійсненнийUkrainian
- نا ممکنUrdu
- không thểVietnamese
- 不可能的Chinese (Simp.)
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