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intolerable

adjective in·tol·er·a·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈtäl-rə-bəl, -ˈtä-lə-rə-, -ˈtä-lər-bəl\

: too bad, harsh, or severe to be accepted or tolerated : not tolerable

Full Definition of INTOLERABLE

1
:  not tolerable :  unbearable <intolerable pain>
2
:  excessive
in·tol·er·a·bil·i·ty \-ˌtäl-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌtä-lə-rə-, -ˌtä-lər-\ noun
in·tol·er·a·ble·ness \-ˈtäl-rə-bəl-nəs, -ˈtä-lə-rə-, -ˈtä-lər-bəl-\ noun
in·tol·er·a·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INTOLERABLE

  1. She divorced him on the grounds of intolerable cruelty.
  2. <this stifling heat is intolerable>

Origin of INTOLERABLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin intolerabilis, from in- + tolerabilis tolerable
First Known Use: 15th century

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