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unbearable

[uhn-bair-uh-buh l] /ʌnˈbɛər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not bearable; unendurable; intolerable.
Origin of unbearable
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see un-1, bearable
Related forms
unbearableness, noun
unbearably, adverb
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  • The air was heavy with scented pastilles, otherwise the human reek must have been unbearable.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • Her little curls were flying; and oh, most unbearable of all!

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  • Despite Lounsbury's prophecy, the temperature was not unbearable.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • I spoke of this to our old family friend, Meydieu, who was so unbearable.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Digby,” exclaimed Trevannion, angrily, “this foolery is unbearable.

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British Dictionary definitions for unbearable

unbearable

/ʌnˈbɛərəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be borne or endured
Derived Forms
unbearableness, noun
unbearably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unbearable
adj.

mid-15c., from un- (1) "not" + bearable. Related: Unbearably.

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