What does insoluble mean?

Definitions for insolubleɪnˈsɒl yə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insoluble.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insoluble, indissoluble(adj)

    (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved

  2. insoluble(adj)

    admitting of no solution or explanation

    "an insoluble doubt"

  3. insoluble(adj)

    without hope of solution

    "an insoluble problem"


  1. insoluble(Adjective)

    that cannot be dissolved

  2. insoluble(Adjective)

    that cannot be solved; insolvable

  3. insoluble(Adjective)

    that cannot be explained; mysterious or inexplicable

  4. Origin: From ( + ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insoluble(adj)

    not soluble; in capable or difficult of being dissolved, as by a liquid; as, chalk is insoluble in water

  2. Insoluble(adj)

    not to be solved or explained; insolvable; as, an insoluble doubt, question, or difficulty

  3. Insoluble(adj)


  4. Origin: [L. insolubilis indissoluble, that can not be loosed: cf. F. insoluble. See In- not, and Soluble, and cf. Insolvable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insoluble

    in-sol′ū-bl, adj. not capable of being dissolved: not to be solved or explained.—ns. Insolubil′ity, Insol′ubleness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insoluble in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insoluble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John W. Gardner:

    We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

  2. Carl Jung:

    The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.

  3. Rachel Begun:

    While not a panacea for all digestive issues, eating more fiber can benefit many, particularly those experiencing constipation. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are important, but for those with constipation insoluble fiber helps to add bulk to the stool and accelerate bowelmovement.

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