[en-door-uh-buhl, -dyoor-]
capable of being endured; bearable; tolerable.

1600–10; endure + -able

endurability, endurableness, noun
endurably, adverb
nonendurable, adjective
unendurability, adjective
unendurable, adjective
unendurableness, noun
unendurably, adverb
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unendurable (ˌʌnɪnˈdjʊrəbəl)
not able to be undergone or tolerated; insufferable

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, able to endure, from endure + -able. Meaning able to be endured is from c.1800.
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Example sentences
Pollution is reaching unbearable, unendurable levels.
At times physical affliction can feel and in fact be unendurable.
But colleagues were grateful for his vivid wit, because without it his
  brilliance would have been unendurable.
The environment need not be unendurable or intolerable.
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