- 1not able to occur, exist, or be done
- 2very difficult to deal with or tolerate
Using impossible: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "impossible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
It's impossible to predict the future.
Winning the lottery is not impossible, but it's highly unlikely.
It's impossible for me to finish this project by myself.
The task seemed impossible at first, but we managed to complete it.
impossible Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with impossible
a phrase used to describe a task that is extremely difficult or seemingly impossible to accomplish
Finishing this project on time is like Mission Impossible.
Getting an A in this class is next to impossible.
Don't give up on your dreams. Remember, nothing is impossible.
Origins of impossible
from Old French 'imposible', from Latin 'impossibilis', from in- 'not' + possibilis 'that may be done'
Summary: impossible in Brief
The term 'impossible' [ɪmˈpɒsəbl] refers to something that cannot occur, exist, or be done, or is very difficult to deal with or tolerate. It is often used to describe tasks that are unachievable or unworkable, such as 'It's impossible for me to finish this project by myself.' 'Impossible' extends into phrases like 'Mission Impossible,' and idioms like 'next to impossible,' denoting extreme difficulty.