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
References in classic literature ?
Her position is intolerable for her, and of no benefit to anyone whatever.
Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?
Our friend Charley, after disturbing the household with beat of drum and riotous shouts, races up and down the staircase, overturning of chairs, and much other uproar, began to feel the quiet and confinement within doors intolerable.
To his left, back of the rows of citizens, was a spacious temporary platform upon which were seated the scholars who were to take part in the exercises of the evening; rows of small boys, washed and dressed to an intolerable state of discomfort; rows of gawky big boys; snowbanks of girls and young ladies clad in lawn and muslin and conspicuously conscious of their bare arms, their grand- mothers' ancient trinkets, their bits of pink and blue ribbon and the flowers in their hair.
But he was upheld by the excitement; it seemed to make life a more thrilling adventure; and in a little while the stick which he had thrown aside, the cloak which had fallen from his shoulders, seemed an intolerable burden of which he had been eased.
We drifted famishing, and, after our water had come to an end, tormented by an intolerable thirst, for eight days altogether.
How intolerable even these might have been would be apparent if an inferior poet were to treat the subject.
My fear was of having to deal with the intolerable question of the grounds of his dismissal from school, for that was really but the question of the horrors gathered behind.
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
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art.
The heat in the day is intolerable, and the dews in the night so unwholesome that it is almost certain death to go out with one's head uncovered.
It seemed intolerable that I should endure existence subject to the arbitrary visitations of a Magician who could thus play tricks with one's very stomach.