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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
impossible /im'pɔsəbl/
  • tính từ
    • không thể làm được
      • an impossible task: một công việc không thể làm được
    • không thể có được, không thể xảy ra được
      • an impossible story: một câu chuyện không thể có được
    • không thích hợp, không tiện, không dễ dàng
    • (thông tục) quá quắt, quá đáng, không thể chịu được
      • an impossible fellow: thằng cha quá quắt, không thể chịu được
Concise Dictionary
ɪm'pɑsəbl /-'pɒs-
+something that cannot be done
+not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with
+totally unlikely
+used of persons or their behavior

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 hopeless, impracticable, inconceivable, unimaginable, unthinkable, unattainable, unsuitable, out of the question, unachievable, unrealizable, unworkable, unresolvable, unsolvable:
Reading of the cipher is impossible without a key.
2 absurd, ludicrous, preposterous, ridiculous, illogical, unworkable, outrageous, farcical, outlandish, crazy, weird:
Inventors came up with the most impossible designs for aeroplanes.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 that cannot exist or be done; not possible: almost / virtually impossible + It's impossible for me to be there before eight. + It's impossible to prove. + I find it impossible to lie to her. + an impossible dream / goal
2 very difficult to deal with: I've been placed in an impossible position. + Honestly, you're impossible at times!
3 (the impossible) noun [sing.] a thing that is or seems impossible: to attempt the impossible
impossibility noun [U, C, usually sing.]: the sheer impossibility of providing enough food for everyone + a virtual impossibility
impossibly adverb: an impossibly difficult problem (= impossible to solve) + He was impossibly handsome (= it was difficult to believe that he could be so handsome).
Collocation Dictionary

1 not possible


appear, be, look, prove, seem, sound | become | remain | make sth, render sth
Darkness made it impossible to continue.
| believe sth, consider sth, deem sth, find sth, regard sth as, see sth as, think sth
I found his offer impossible to resist.


absolutely, completely, quite, totally, utterly | frankly
Cooking for forty would be frankly impossible without my new assistant.
| just, simply
I'm really sorry. It's just impossible.
| by no means, far from, not altogether
a desirable and far from impossible objective to achieve
| almost, more or less, near, nearly, next to, nigh on, practically, virtually, well-nigh
It was well-nigh impossible for him to convince her that he was right.
| pretty | effectively | literally | apparently, seemingly | theoretically | clearly, obviously | equally
Both options are equally impossible.
| generally | hitherto, previously
With the new equipment we will be able to accomplish hitherto impossible tasks.
| ultimately | economically, financially, logically, logistically, mathematically, politically, physically, scientifically, socially, technically
The high cost of childcare made returning to work economically impossible.


The situation is quite impossible for us. It's impossible for me to say.

2 bad-tempered; difficult to talk to/deal with


be | become | find sb
I find her impossible.


really | absolutely, completely, quite, totally
You can be absolutely impossible at times!
| just

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