insupportable

adjective in·sup·port·able \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of insupportable

: not supportable:
a : more than can be endured
  • insupportable pain
b : impossible to justify
  • insupportable charges

insupportably

play \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of insupportable in a Sentence

  1. the insupportable arrogance of that jerk is more than anyone should have to bear

  2. the organization's racist views have been denounced as morally insupportable

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Origin and Etymology of insupportable

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin insupportabilis, from Latin in- + supportare to support


INSUPPORTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

insupportable

adjective

Definition of insupportable for English Language Learners

  • : more or worse than can be dealt with or accepted


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