insupportable


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in·sup·port·a·ble

 (ĭn′sə-pôr′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not endurable; intolerable: insupportable mental anguish.
2. Lacking grounds or defense; unjustifiable: an insupportable claim.

in′sup·port′a·bly adv.

insupportable

(ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being endured; intolerable; insufferable
2. incapable of being supported or justified; indefensible
ˌinsupˈportableness n
ˌinsupˈportably adv

in•sup•port•a•ble

(ˌɪn səˈpɔr tə bəl, -ˈpoʊr-)

adj.
1. not endurable; unbearable; insufferable.
2. incapable of being supported or justified, as by evidence.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]
in`sup•port′a•ble•ness, in`sup•port`a•bil′i•ty, n.
in`sup•port′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insupportable - incapable of being justified or explainedinsupportable - incapable of being justified or explained
inexcusable - without excuse or justification

insupportable

adjective
1. intolerable, unbearable, insufferable, unendurable, past bearing Life without her was tedious, insupportable.
2. unjustifiable, untenable, indefensible This is an increasingly insupportable argument in these times.

insupportable

adjective
So unpleasant or painful as not to be endured or tolerated:
Translations

insupportable

[ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbl] ADJinsoportable

insupportable

[ˌɪnsəˈpɔːrtəbəl] (formal) adj (= intolerable) → insupportable

insupportable

insupportable

[ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbl] adjinsopportabile
References in classic literature ?
I take London in my way to that insupportable spot, a country village; for I am really going to Churchhill.
The captain, at Mr Allworthy's instance, was outwardly, as we have said, reconciled to his brother; yet the same rancour remained in his heart; and he found so many opportunities of giving him private hints of this, that the house at last grew insupportable to the poor doctor; and he chose rather to submit to any inconveniences which he might encounter in the world, than longer to bear these cruel and ungrateful insults from a brother for whom he had done so much.
When I lived in London the horror was well-nigh insupportable.
As soon as divine service was over, the Thorpes and Allens eagerly joined each other; and after staying long enough in the pump-room to discover that the crowd was insupportable, and that there was not a genteel face to be seen, which everybody discovers every Sunday throughout the season, they hastened away to the Crescent, to breathe the fresh air of better company.
This unhappy division begot an insupportable domestic bitterness, and when the offending son and brother left home with the avowed purpose of joining the Federal army not a hand was laid in his, not a word of farewell was spoken, not a good wish followed him out into the world whither he went to meet with such spirit as he might whatever fate awaited him.
Nevertheless, the strange terror grew so insupportable that conquering my reluctance to move I sat up and lit the lamp at my bedside.
The heat soon became insupportable within the circle of furnaces, the rumbling of which resembled the rolling of thunder.
Both Vronsky and Anna felt life in Moscow insupportable in the heat and dust, when the spring sunshine was followed by the glare of summer, and all the trees in the boulevards had long since been in full leaf, and the leaves were covered with dust.
Life, my dear Pickwick, has become insupportable to me.
There was no water in the bared and burning bars of the river to reflect the vertical sun, but under its direct rays one or two tinned roofs and corrugated zinc cabins struck fire, a few canvas tents became dazzling to the eye, and the white wooded corral of the stage office and hotel insupportable.
At such an assembly as this it would be insupportable.
Again I should be able to converse with him in my own language; and I resolve at all hazards to concert with him some scheme, however desperate, to rescue me from a condition that had now become insupportable.