intolerable


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in·tol·er·a·ble

 (ĭn-tŏl′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to tolerate or endure; unbearable: intolerable agony.

in·tol′er·a·bil′i·ty, in·tol′er·a·ble·ness n.
in·tol′er·a·bly adv.

intolerable

(ɪnˈtɒlərəbəl)
adj
1. more than can be tolerated or endured; insufferable
2. informal extremely irritating or annoying
inˌtoleraˈbility, inˈtolerableness n
inˈtolerably adv

in•tol•er•a•ble

(ɪnˈtɒl ər ə bəl)

adj.
1. not tolerable; unendurable; insufferable: intolerable pain.
2. excessive.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
in•tol`er•a•bil′i•ty, in•tol′er•a•ble•ness, n.
in•tol′er•a•bly, adv.

intolerable

intolerant
1. 'intolerable'

If a situation is intolerable, it is so bad that you cannot bear it.

They find this situation intolerable.
...the things that made his life intolerable.
2. 'intolerant'

Someone who is intolerant tries to prevent people from behaving in ways that they do not approve of, or from expressing opinions that they do not agree with.

She is intolerant by nature.
...intolerant attitudes toward non-Catholics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intolerable - incapable of being put up with; "an intolerable degree of sentimentality"
impermissible - not permitted; "impermissible behavior"
tolerable - capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable"

intolerable

adjective unbearable, insufferable, unendurable, impossible, painful, excruciating, insupportable, beyond bearing, not to be borne, more than flesh and blood can stand They felt this would place intolerable pressure on them.
tolerable, bearable, supportable, endurable, sufferable

intolerable

adjective
So unpleasant or painful as not to be endured or tolerated:
Translations
لا يُطاق، لا يُحْتَمَل
nesnesitelnýneúnosný
utålelig
tûrhetetlen
óbærilegur, óòolandi
nepakantumasnepakantusnepakeliamainepakeliamasnetolerantiškas
neciešamsneizturamsnepanesams
neúnosný

intolerable

[ɪnˈtɒlərəbl] ADJintolerable
this is intolerable!¡esto es intolerable!
it is intolerable thates intolerable que + subjun, no se puede consentir que + subjun

intolerable

[ɪnˈtɒlərəbəl] adj [pressure, situation, conditions] → intolérable

intolerable

adj, intolerably

intolerable

[ɪnˈtɒlrəbl] adjintollerabile

intolerable

(inˈtolərəbl) adjective
that cannot be endured or borne. intolerable pain; This delay is intolerable.
inˈtolerably adverb
inˈtolerant adjective
(often with of) unwilling to endure or accept eg people whose ideas etc are different from one's own, members of a different race or religion etc. an intolerant attitude; He is intolerant of others' faults.
inˈtolerance noun
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All that he had ever heard of the violent separation of the vast tribes of the Delawares rushed across his mind, and he awaited the proper moment to speak, with a suspense that was rendered nearly intolerable by his interest in the stake.
A stillness, more oppressive and intolerable than the previous commotion, began to pervade the house and the surrounding woods.
Never before had she had such a sense of the intolerable length of time that creeps between dawn and sunset, and of the miserable irksomeness of having aught to do, and of the better wisdom that it would be to lie down at once, in sullen resignation, and let life, and its toils and vexations, trample over one's prostrate body as they may
But all we said, not a word could we drag out of him; I almost felt like pushing him over, so as to change his position, for it was almost intolerable, it seemed so painfully and unnaturally constrained; especially, as in all probability he had been sitting so for upwards of eight or ten hours, going too without his regular meals.
So intolerable indeed is it regarded by some, that no cupidity could persuade them to moor alongside of it.
It would have been quite intolerable, staying in a cell with this wild beast, but for the fact that all day long the prisoners were put at work breaking stone.
It had a turn for quacking and squeaking,--that chair had,--either from having taken cold in early life, or from some asthmatic affection, or perhaps from nervous derangement; but, as she gently swung backward and forward, the chair kept up a kind of subdued "creechy crawchy," that would have been intolerable in any other chair.
It was so good to open up one's lungs and take in whole luscious barrels-ful of the blessed God's untainted, dew-fashioned, woodland- scented air once more, after suffocating body and mind for two days and nights in the moral and physical stenches of that intolerable old buzzard-roost
By and by it became impossible to endure the intolerable glare and heat any longer; so we struck across the ravine and entered the deep cool twilight of the forest, to hunt for what the guide-book called the "old road.
She might assist his resolution, or reconcile him to it; she might give just praise to Harriet, or, by representing to him his own independence, relieve him from that state of indecision, which must be more intolerable than any alternative to such a mind as his.
The moment Miss Scatcherd withdrew after afternoon school, I ran to Helen, tore it off, and thrust it into the fire: the fury of which she was incapable had been burning in my soul all day, and tears, hot and large, had continually been scalding my cheek; for the spectacle of her sad resignation gave me an intolerable pain at the heart.
And, since then, sometimes more and sometimes less, I've been the sport of that intolerable torture