unbearable

adjective
un·​bear·​able | \ ˌən-ˈber-ə-bəl How to pronounce unbearable (audio) \

Definition of unbearable

: not bearable : unendurable unbearable pain

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unbearably \ ˌən-​ˈber-​ə-​blē How to pronounce unbearably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unbearable in a Sentence

We were in an almost unbearable state of excitement. this heat is unbearable—when are we going to get air-conditioning?

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What is clear is that vulvodynia can lead to unbearable burning, throbbing, itching, stinging, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What the Hell Is a Sitz Bath? (And Why Would You Take One?)," 14 Mar. 2019 Of course, the audience knows in advance that this has to be the outcome, but Griffith’s technique works nonetheless, pushing the action to an unbearable height of tension. Longreads, "When the Movies Went West," 15 May 2018 Never mind the cost overruns and unbearable noise levels: The Concorde was grounded in 2003 above all because burning more fuel to fly faster wasn’t worth it for airlines—at least not at fares passengers were willing to pay. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Airbus Shows Danger of Wanting It Bigger and Faster," 14 Feb. 2019 And the unbearable cuteness and sexiness of Cardi, a raunchy L.O.L. doll, quickly erases those moments, drowning them in adorable high jinks. Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Opens Up About Her "Rags to Riches" Cinderella Story," 7 Feb. 2019 In the past six months, half our employees have left because working here is simply unbearable. Marie G. Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "How bad is this workplace? Bosses covered the windows to keep workers from looking out," 14 Nov. 2018 Remember the nearly unbearable mystery of a wrapped present? Emily Chiu, Redbook, "Why I Never Put Christmas Presents In Gift Bags," 5 Nov. 2018 My strongest memory of the trial — other than my actual testimony — is of almost unbearable suspense. Jennifer Gilbert, Marie Claire, "The Scars You Don't See," 30 Apr. 2012 But sometimes the side effects are too risky or too unbearable. Kasandra Brabaw, SELF, "7 Myths You Might Believe About Antipsychotic Medications," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unbearable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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unbearable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unbearable

: too bad, harsh, or extreme to be accepted or endured : not bearable

unbearable

adjective
un·​bear·​able | \ ˌən-ˈber-ə-bəl How to pronounce unbearable (audio) \

Kids Definition of unbearable

: seeming too great or too bad to put up with There was a long, unbearable silence.— Blue Balliett, Chasing Vermeer

Other Words from unbearable

unbearably \ -​blē \ adverb an unbearably long story

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