insufferable

adjective
in·suf·fer·able | \(ˌ)in-ˈsə-f(ə-)rə-bəl \

Definition of insufferable 

: not to be endured : intolerable an insufferable bore

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Other Words from insufferable

insufferableness noun
insufferably \(ˌ)in-ˈsə-f(ə-)rə-blē \ adverb

Examples of insufferable in a Sentence

I can't take any more of her insufferable arrogance. an insufferable bore whose only topic of conversation is himself

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Lord, please don’t let Noah turn Anton into an insufferable literary beast. refinery29.com, "The Affair Season 4, Episode 1 Recap: You're The Earthquake I've Been Waiting On," 18 June 2018 There is no more pleasing sight to a Reds fan than to watch insufferable Cubbies people walk up the stairs and out the door before a game is over. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "TML: The Reds' sweep of the Cubs made for the most satisfying sports weekend in a while," 25 June 2018 For tens of thousands of people in Los Angeles, the record-breaking temperatures that hit last week became all the more insufferable because of power outages. latimes.com, "Today: ‘Incredibly Qualified’ or ‘Conservative Ideologue’?," 10 July 2018 Beyoncé and Jay-Z showed that matching couples outfits doesn’t have to be insufferable. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z Try Out Matching Accessories in Cannes," 3 July 2018 Not surprisingly, an insufferable comment war has broken out on the restaurants’ Yelp and Facebook pages, with trolls supporting Trump and Sanders gaining the upper hand thus far. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was Asked to Leave Restaurant Over Her Work for Trump," 23 June 2018 Taking account of humidity, however, the figures indicate that conditions at that time could be close to insufferable. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Two men commit robbery in Georgetown; they wear no shirts. Is it the heat?," 3 July 2018 As much as Bay Area people want to hate Johnson, nobody really wanted to see Magic standing in the unemployment line. Won’t LaVar Ball be even more insufferable now that the global spotlight is shining brightly on the Lakers? Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "L.A. rolls out red carpet for LeBron and son," 1 July 2018 The numbers begin to rise late in winter, peak in the spring and dip as the Southwest heat becomes insufferable. Calvin Woodward And Hope Yen, chicagotribune.com, "Fact Check: Trump is having it both ways on border policy," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of insufferable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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insufferable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of insufferable

: very bad or unpleasant : too unpleasant to deal with or accept

insufferable

adjective
in·suf·fer·able | \in-ˈsə-fə-rə-bəl \

Kids Definition of insufferable

: impossible to bear insufferable behavior

Other Words from insufferable

insufferably \-blē \ adverb

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