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intolerable

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

Simple Definition of intolerable

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

Full Definition of intolerable

  1. 1 :  not tolerable :  unbearable <intolerable pain>

  2. 2 :  excessive

in·tol·er·a·bil·i·ty play \-ˌtäl-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌtä-lə-rə-, -ˌtä-lər-\ noun
in·tol·er·a·ble·ness play \-ˈtäl-rə-bəl-nəs, -ˈtä-lə-rə-, -ˈtä-lər-bəl-\ noun
in·tol·er·a·bly play \-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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