What does intolerable mean?

Definitions for intolerableɪnˈtɒl ər ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intolerable, unbearable, unendurable(adj)

    incapable of being put up with

    "an intolerable degree of sentimentality"


  1. intolerable(Adjective)

    Not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured; not proper or right to be allowed; insufferable; insupportable; unbearable.

  2. intolerable(Adjective)

    Extremely offensive or insulting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intolerable(adj)

    not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured; not proper or right to be allowed; insufferable; insupportable; unbearable; as, intolerable pain; intolerable heat or cold; an intolerable burden

  2. Intolerable(adj)


  3. Origin: [F. intolrable, L. intolerabilis. See In- not, and Tolerable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intolerable

    in-tol′ėr-a-bl, adj. that cannot be endured.—n. Intol′erableness.—adv. Intol′erably.—ns. Intol′erance, Intolerā′tion.—adj. Intol′erant, not able or willing to endure: not enduring difference of opinion: persecuting.—n. one opposed to toleration.—adv. Intol′erantly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intolerable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intolerable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarhan Ganayem:

    Relations between Arabs and Jews have become intolerable.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

  3. Thomas Paine:

    Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one.

  4. Ursula K. LeGuin:

    The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty not knowing what comes next.

  5. Sam Dotson:

    These acts of violence are intolerable, we cannot allow this in our community. Officers are taking it personally.

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