Impossible - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈpɑːsəbl|  American pronunciation of the word impossible
Brit.  |ɪmˈpɒsɪb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word impossible


- something that cannot be done
his assignment verged on the impossible


- totally unlikely (syn: inconceivable, unimaginable)
- (used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable (syn: unacceptable)
impossible behavior

Extra examples

It's impossible to predict the future.

The heavy rain made it impossible to see the road.

It's physically impossible for a child to lift that much at once.

It's virtually impossible to book a flight just before the holiday.

These math problems are impossible!

You refuse to help and then criticize me for not doing it right? You're impossible!

My boss is just an impossible woman.

He made it impossible for me to say no.

It's an impossible situation, we have no idea how to act.

It seems impossible that I could have walked by and not noticed her.

She gets impossible when she's tired.

'I want to speak to Mr Franks.' 'I'm afraid that's impossible.'

It's impossible to be accurate about these things.

The noise made sleep impossible.

Members with young children often found it impossible to attend evening meetings.

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