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insupportable

[in-suh-pawr-tuh-buh l, -pohr-] /ˌɪn səˈpɔr tə bəl, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
not endurable; unbearable; insufferable:
insupportable pain.
2.
incapable of support or justification, as by evidence or collected facts:
an insupportable accusation.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin insupportābilis. See in-3, supportable
Related forms
insupportableness, insupportability, noun
insupportably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for insupportability

insupportable

/ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being endured; intolerable; insufferable
2.
incapable of being supported or justified; indefensible
Derived Forms
insupportableness, noun
insupportably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for insupportability

insupportable

adj.

1520s, from French insupportable (14c.) or directly from Late Latin insupportabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin supportare "to carry" (see support).

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