Simple Definition of intolerable
: too bad, harsh, or severe to be accepted or tolerated : not tolerable
Examples of intolerable
She divorced him on the grounds of intolerable cruelty.
<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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