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Definition of "impossible" []

  • Incapable of having existence or of occurring. (adjective)
  • Not capable of being accomplished: an impossible goal. (adjective)
  • Unacceptable; intolerable: impossible behavior. (adjective)
  • Extremely difficult to deal with or tolerate: an impossible child; an impossible situation. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impossible" in a sentence
  • ""Don't you realize that it's impossible -- _impossible_ for us to remain here?""
  • ""As it was impossible they should know the words, thoughts and secret actions of all men, so it was _more impossible_ they should pass judgment on them according to these things.""
  • ""You can't make me believe _that_ -- it's rubbish -- like the mango tree and rope trick -- it's impossible, simply _impossible_ to make strong-minded, level-headed people do things against their will.""