Meaning of IMPOSSIBLE in English


adj. 1 not possible; that cannot occur, exist, or be done (such a thing is impossible; it is impossible to alter them). 2 (loosely) not easy; not convenient; not easily believable. 3 colloq. (of a person or thing) outrageous, intolerable. impossibly adv.

[ ME f. OF impossible or L impossibilis (as IN-(1), POSSIBLE) ]

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