Student or Learner
What do you say for a problem or condition which seems impossible to be solved.
My dic says: deadlock, gordian knot, impasse, tangle...
Here's a list from a thesaurus for "insolvable"
loose, abstruse, ambiguous, brumous, confused, crabbed, dark, dim, enigmatic, enigmatical, hidden, illegible, impenetrable, inapprehensible, incognizable, incommunicable, inconceivable, inconceptible, indefinite, inexplicable, inexpressible, inscrutable, insoluble, insolvable, involved, larvate, latent, latitant, macroscian, metagnostic, misty, muddy, mysterious, mystic, mystical, nebulous, nubilous, obscure, occult, paradoxical, perplexed, puzzlepated, puzzling, recondite, searchless, sphingine, tenebrific, transcendental, turbid, unaccountable, unconceived, undeciphered, undefinable, undetermined, undiscernible, undiscoverable, unexplained, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknowable, vague
If you have a problem or condition which seems impossible to solve, you may have or be faced with a/an:
quandary / conundrum / imbroglio / dilemma / stalemate / can of worms
predicament / dead end / herculean task / uphill battle / tough nut to crack
hard row to hoe / daunting task / Catch-22 / no-win situation
And to top it off, you may be:
between the devil and the deep blue sea / between a rock and a hard place
These at least live in the same neighborhood. Hope this helps.
...and you know this in the absence of any context! Now that's impressive!The right word is impasse followed by deadlock.
Can we say:
I have been deadlocked?
Or any other one which will go well.