Definition of intolerable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtɒlərəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtɑːlərəbl//
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so bad or difficult that you cannot tolerate it; completely unacceptable synonym unbearable an intolerable burden/situation The heat was intolerable. Her behaviour has become intolerable. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin intolerabilis, from in- ‘not’ + tolerabilis (from tolerare).Extra examples The constant pain made her life intolerable. The job placed almost intolerable pressure on her. The situation had become intolerable to him. It seems to me intolerable that children do not have the same legal protection as adults. Keeping the secret put an intolerable burden on him.
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