Meaning of “impossible” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ɪmˈpɒsəbl/
Extra Examples
Climbing that mountain is near impossible without ropes.It's virtually impossible to tell the twins apart.It's impossible to know what her reaction will be.Parking in town is almost impossible.I find it impossible to relax.

B1 If an action or event is impossible, it cannot happen or be done:

an impossible task
He finds walking almost impossible.
[ + to do sth ] It was impossible to sleep because of the noise.

very difficult to deal with:

You just can't reason with her, she's absolutely impossible.
You're putting me in an impossible position.
impossibility noun [ C, U ] us uk /ɪmˌpɒsəˈbɪləti/

something that is impossible:

[ usually singular ] I can't do it - it's a physical impossibility.

(Definition of “impossible adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)