adverb Date: circa 1580 1. not possibly 2. to an improbable degree ; unbelievably <
an impossibly green lawn

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  • Impossibly — Im*pos si*bly, adv. Not possibly. Sir. T. North. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impossibly — adverb a) Not possibly; in an impossible manner. The topology problem was impossibly difficult. b) To the point of impossibility. Impossibly, after the water receded, the cat was found asleep on a chair jammed in a tree …   Wiktionary

  • impossibly — im|pos|si|bly [ ım pasəbli ] adverb extremely: used for emphasis: He was impossibly single minded about his career. impossibly blue eyes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • impossibly — UK [ɪmˈpɒsəblɪ] / US [ɪmˈpɑsəblɪ] adverb extremely: used for emphasis He was impossibly single minded about his career. impossibly blue eyes …   English dictionary

  • impossibly — adverb to a degree impossible of achievement long thought to be an impossibly difficult operation impossibly far from sources of supply • Ant: ↑possibly • Derived from adjective: ↑impossible …   Useful english dictionary

  • impossibly — adv. Impossibly is used with these adjectives: ↑beautiful, ↑distant, ↑fast, ↑large, ↑long, ↑perfect, ↑remote, ↑steep …   Collocations dictionary

  • impossibly — [ɪmˈpɒsəbli] adv extremely impossibly high heels[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • impossibly — impossible ► ADJECTIVE 1) not able to occur, exist, or be done. 2) very difficult to deal with: an impossible situation. DERIVATIVES impossibility noun (pl. impossibilities) impossibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • impossibly — See impossible. * * * …   Universalium

  • impossibly — im·pos·si·bly || ɪm pÉ‘sÉ™blɪ / pÉ’s adv. in an impossible manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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