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Definition 1: something that cannot be done - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where impossible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his assignment verged on the impossible

(impossible is a kind of ...) an alternative that is not available

Definition 2: not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where impossible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an impossible dream
  • an impossible situation

(impossible is similar to ...) impossible to achieve

"an unattainable goal"

(impossible is similar to ...) certain to fail

"the situation is hopeless"

(impossible is similar to ...) not capable of being carried out or put into practice

"refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility" "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances"

(impossible is similar to ...) not worth considering as a possibility

"a picnic is out because of the weather"

(means also ...) not capable of being surmounted or overcome

"insurmountable disadvantages"

(means also ...) not realistic

"unrealistic expectations" "prices at unrealistic high levels"

(means also ...) not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters

"refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense" "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work" "an impractical solution"

(means also ...) incapable of being conceived or considered

(means also ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

(... are attributes of impossible) capability of existing or happening or being true

"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

Definition 3: (used of persons or their behavior) not acceptable or reasonable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impossible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • impossible behavior

Synonyms for impossible in the sense of this definition

(impossible is similar to ...) incapable of being tolerated or endured

"an intolerable degree of sentimentality"

Definition 4: totally unlikely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for impossible in the sense of this definition

(impossible is similar to ...) incapable of being conceived or considered

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