HyperDic: impossible

English > 4 senses of the word impossible:
ADJECTIVEallimpossiblenot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with
allimpossible, inconceivable, out of the question, unimaginabletotally unlikely
allimpossible, unacceptableused of persons or their behavior
NOUNcognitionimpossiblesomething that cannot be done
impossible > pronunciation
Soundsihmpaa'sahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > impossible: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with.
Examples
  • "an impossible dream"
  • "an impossible situation"
Attribute ofpossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
NarrowerhopelessCertain to fail
impracticable, infeasible, unfeasible, unworkablenot capable of being carried out or put into practice
outnot worth considering as a possibility
unachievable, unattainable, undoable, unrealizableimpossible to achieve
See alsohopelessWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
impracticalnot practical
insurmountable, unsurmountablenot capable of being surmounted or overcome
unrealisticnot realistic
unthinkableIncapable of being conceived or considered
Oppositepossiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
Spanishimposible
Catalanimpossible
Nounsimpossibility, impossiblenessincapability of existing or occurring
Adverbsimpossiblyto a degree impossible of achievement
English > impossible: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtotally unlikely.
Synonymsinconceivable, out of the question, unimaginable
BroaderunthinkableIncapable of being conceived or considered
Spanishimpensable, imposible, inconcebible, inimaginable
Catalanimpossible, inconcebible, increïble, inimaginable
Nounsimpossiblenessincapability of existing or occurring
English > impossible: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsed of persons or their behavior.
Example"impossible behavior"
Synonymunacceptable
Broaderintolerable, unbearable, unendurableIncapable of being put up with
Spanishinaceptable, inadmisible, inaguantable, insoportable, insufrible, intolerable
Catalaninacceptable, inadmisible, inaguantable, insofrible, insuportable, intolerable
English > impossible: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething that cannot be done.
Example"his assignment verged on the impossible"
Broaderimpossibility, impossible actionAn alternative that is not available
Spanishimposible
Catalanimpossible

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