insufferable

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

Definition of insufferable

  1. :  not to be endured :  intolerable an insufferable bore

insufferableness

noun

insufferably

play \(ˌ)in-ˈsə-f(ə-)rə-blē\ adverb

Examples of insufferable in a Sentence

  1. I can't take any more of her insufferable arrogance.

  2. an insufferable bore whose only topic of conversation is himself

15th Century

First Known Use of insufferable

15th century


INSUFFERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

insufferable

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

Definition of insufferable for English Language Learners

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


INSUFFERABLE Defined for Kids

insufferable

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

Definition of insufferable for Students

  1. :  impossible to bear insufferable behavior

insufferably

\-blē\ adverb


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