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
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The father and the lover found instant relief in the search; though each was condemned again to experience the misery of an uncertainty that was hardly less insupportable than the most revolting truth.
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.
said my reason, forced by the agonising stimulus into precocious though transitory power: and Resolve, equally wrought up, instigated some strange expedient to achieve escape from insupportable oppression--as running away, or, if that could not be effected, never eating or drinking more, and letting myself die.
The uncontrollable and hopeless mass of decomposition so engendered, would have polluted the air, even if poverty and deprivation had not loaded it with their intangible impurities; the two bad sources combined made it almost insupportable.
In the monotony of my life, and in my constant apprehension of the re-opening of the school, it was such an insupportable affliction
Meanwhile, councils went on in the kitchen at home, fraught with almost insupportable aggravation to my exasperated spirit.
in evil strait this day I stand Before my Judge, either to undergoe My self the total Crime, or to accuse My other self, the partner of my life; Whose failing, while her Faith to me remaines, I should conceal, and not expose to blame By my complaint; but strict necessitie Subdues me, and calamitous constraint, Least on my head both sin and punishment, However insupportable, be all Devolv'd; though should I hold my peace, yet thou Wouldst easily detect what I conceale.
Moncharmin shrugged his shoulders, as though to say that he did not wish to enter into details, and Richard began to think that Moncharmin was treating him in a very insupportable fashion.
In order to furnish the quotas required of them, they outbid each other till bounties grew to an enormous and insupportable size.
In spite of the ship's being hermetically sealed, an insupportable smell of sulphur filled the saloon, and the brilliancy of the electricity was entirely extinguished by bright scarlet flames.
When I lived in London the horror was well-nigh insupportable.
Hold your tongue, Porthos," said Athos; "you are insupportable.