impossible impossible  /ɪm ˈpɑ sə bəl/


  1. (n) something that cannot be done
  2. (adj) not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with
  3. (adj) totally unlikely
  4. (adj) used of persons or their behavior


  1. Since then, the impossible has become the highly likely.
  2. It appears numerically impossible for her to overtake his lead among elected delegates.
  3. In our annual PTI 100 issue, we do the impossible: name the people who most affect our world.


  1. AEG CEO: Michael Jackson ‘Mercurial’, ‘Impossible To Do Business With’

    The top executive for concert promoter AEG testified Tuesday that Michael Jackson was "mercurial" and "impossible to do business with" as he took the stand for the fifth day in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the late singer's mother.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

  2. Business booming at Bryan's Smokehouse after Restaurant Impossible makeover

    It's been a little over two weeks since an East Texas barbecue joint was featured on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches

  3. The World's Most Luxurious New Jungle Retreat: Masphi Lodge In Ecuador

    “Here’s to attempting impossible projects,” says Roque Sevilla, the chairman of one of South America’s longest-running tour operators, as we clink glasses. We’re at a dinner to talk about his latest “beautiful impossible project,” the roughly year-old Mashpi Lodge in the Andean cloud forest about three hours northwest of Quito.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "When you took off it was another era," added adventurer Bertrand Piccard, who co-founded the project with Mr Borschberg. "You land in a new era where people understand that with renewable energy you can do impossible things."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source:

  2. "One can forget about any talk about Georgia's territorial integrity because, I believe, it is impossible to persuade South Ossetia and Abkhazia to agree with the logic that they can be forced back into the Georgian state," Russian Foreign...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: USA Today

  3. "A free and fair election is impossible," Tsvangirai told reporters Sunday. "We in the MDC have resolved that we will no longer participate in this violent, illegitimate ...... sham of an election process."
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: CNN International

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /