What does intolerable mean?

Definitions for intolerableɪnˈtɒl ər ə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intolerable.

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. Juvenal:

    Nothing is more intolerable than a wealthy woman.

  2. Sarhan Ganayem:

    Relations between Arabs and Jews have become intolerable.

  3. Anatole France:

    Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.

  4. Meir Dagan:

    The risks involved in such a confrontation [with the U.S.] are intolerable.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

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