insuperable obstacle
index deterrent, impasse

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  • insuperable obstacle — insurmountable impediment, impassable barrier …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obstacle — ob|sta|cle [ˈɔbstəkəl US ˈa:b ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin obstaculum, from obstare to stand in the way, stand in front of ] 1.) something that makes it difficult to achieve something obstacle to ▪ Fear of change is an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • insuperable — [[t]ɪnsu͟ːpərəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ A problem that is insuperable cannot be dealt with successfully. [FORMAL] They are also to discuss ways to overcome ethnic antagonism before it becomes an insuperable obstacle to co operation. Syn: insurmountable …   English dictionary

  • insuperable — adjective formal an insuperable difficulty or problem is impossible to deal with: Getting an agreement between the two leaders proved to be an insuperable obstacle. insuperably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • obstacle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, major ▪ chief, greatest, main ▪ enormous, formidable, huge, serious …   Collocations dictionary

  • obstacle */*/ — UK [ˈɒbstək(ə)l] / US [ˈɑbstək(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms obstacle : singular obstacle plural obstacles 1) a difficulty or problem that prevents you from achieving something Disabled people succeed in overcoming many obstacles in everyday… …   English dictionary

  • insuperable — adj. Insuperable is used with these nouns: ↑obstacle, ↑problem …   Collocations dictionary

  • Macedonia naming dispute — Macedonia (region)     Macedonia (Greece)    …   Wikipedia

  • realism — /ree euh liz euhm/, n. 1. interest in or concern for the actual or real, as distinguished from the abstract, speculative, etc. 2. the tendency to view or represent things as they really are. 3. Fine Arts. a. treatment of forms, colors, space, etc …   Universalium

  • Internal reconstruction — is a method of recovering information about a language s past from the characteristics of the language at a later date. Whereas the comparative method compares variations between languages such as in sets of cognates under the assumption that… …   Wikipedia

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