Definition of 'insurmountable'
Example sentences containing 'insurmountable'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
But the obstacles were not insurmountable. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The pitch has not become an insurmountable problem, devoid of life and hope for bowlers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Southern agrees in theory but wants the freedom to run trains with one person if two are not available, a seemingly insurmountable barrier. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To have an epidemic in one department of the team is almost insurmountable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The problems are not insurmountable but it takes time and money to get through them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This should not be seen as an insurmountable obstacle to their use. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This powerful secret with its fear and regret and horror seem insurmountable. Christianity Today (2000)It is difficult to see how seemingly insurmountable gaps between the sides would be bridged. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The lack of income would present an insurmountable problem in remortgaging with another lender. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are no insurmountable obstacles stopping other countries from reforming. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They get bigger in our heads until they seem insurmountable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But this is not an insurmountable problem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The general drift is still to view an away match as a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the means to these ends seem similarly insurmountable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But his final chapter came when insurmountable health problems meant he had to be put down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is he worried that brutal economic times will prove an insurmountable obstacle? Times, Sunday Times (2012)But despite decades of research the technical problems have seemed insurmountable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his lack of form looks likely to prove an insurmountable obstacle. The Sun (2016)The former involves some recognition of the difficulties of competing when the advantages of local firms seem insurmountable. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It is a marathon running term for the point in the race when a runner meets an almost insurmountable physical barrier. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The more forthright you are, the more swiftly their seemingly insurmountable facade will tumble. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are tears and there are tantrums, as he tries to introduce more fresh food in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And it becomes an almost insurmountable task when your dad happens to have been an exceptional, highly colourful and controversial world champion. The Sun (2011)He calls for a'new hero to deliver the famous box' against seemingly insurmountable odds to their lover. The Sun (2015)But it can lead to avoidance, putting things off until they become a huge, seemingly insurmountable problem. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'insurmountable'
In Common Usage. insurmountable is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of insurmountable from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.