insupportable

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adjective in·sup·port·able \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl\

Definition of insupportable

  1. :  not supportable:a :  more than can be endured insupportable painb :  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

Origin and Etymology of insupportable

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


First Known Use: circa 1530


INSUPPORTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

insupportable

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adjective in·sup·port·able \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl\

Definition of insupportable for English Language Learners

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


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