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.
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!
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