unbearable

adjective un·bear·able \ ˌən-ˈber-ə-bəl \

Definition of unbearable

:not bearable :unendurable
  • unbearable pain

unbearably

play \ˌən-ˈber-ə-blē\ adverb

Examples of unbearable in a Sentence

  1. We were in an almost unbearable state of excitement.

  2. this heat is unbearable—when are we going to get air-conditioning?

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First Known Use of unbearable

15th century


UNBEARABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unbearable

adjective

Definition of unbearable for English Language Learners

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


UNBEARABLE Defined for Kids

unbearable

adjective un·bear·able \ ˌən-ˈber-ə-bəl \

Definition of unbearable for Students

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

unbearably

\-blē\ adverb
  • an unbearably long story


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