Definitions of impossibility

  1. an alternative that is not available Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done, or endured. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Inability; helplessness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being impossible; a thing impossible. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. That which cannot be done; state of being not feasible. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for impossibility

  1. He turns the incident to account by uttering a few touching phrases concerning the impossibility for a general to do his duty if he had to witness all the misery at the front. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  2. At the same time, if he had told all that had passed between him and Donal, the earl would have confessed he had advised an impossibility – Donal Grant by George MacDonald