unendurable

adjective un·en·dur·able \ ˌən-in-ˈdu̇r-ə-bəl , -ˈdyu̇r- , -en- \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of unendurable

: too unpleasant, painful, or difficult to accept or endure : not endurable : unbearable
  • unendurable suffering
  • … periods of unendurable stress and desperation.
  • —Oliver Sacks

unendurably

play \ˌən-in-ˈdu̇r-ə-blē, -ˈdyu̇r-, -en-\ adverb
    • an unendurably boring speech

unendurableness

noun

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1801

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