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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTOL'ERABLE, a. [L. intolerabilis; in and tolerabilis, tolero, to bear.]
1. Not to be borne; that cannot be endured; as intolerable pain; intolerable heat or cold; an intolerable burden.
2. Insufferable; as intolerable laziness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: incapable of being put up with; "an intolerable degree of sentimentality" [syn: intolerable, unbearable, unendurable] [ant: tolerable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin intolerabilis, from in- + tolerabilis tolerable Date: 15th century 1. not tolerable ; unbearable <intolerable pain> 2. excessive intolerability noun intolerableness noun intolerably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. that cannot be endured. Derivatives: intolerableness n. intolerably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF intolerable or L intolerabilis (as IN-(1), TOLERABLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intolerable In*tol"er*a*ble, a. [F. intol['e]rable, L. intolerabilis. See In- not, and Tolerable.] 1. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe something as intolerable, you mean that it is so bad or extreme that no one can bear it or tolerate it. They felt this would put intolerable pressure on them... = unbearable ? tolerable ADJ intolerably ...intolerably cramped conditions... ADV

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Insufferable, insupportable, unbearable, unendurable, not to be tolerated or borne.

Moby Thesaurus

a bit much, abhorrent, absolute, arrant, classical, complete, consummate, crass, decided, definitive, dislikable, displeasing, distasteful, downright, egregious, exceptionable, flagrant, glaring, gross, impossible, inadmissible, indefensible, insufferable, insupportable, mislikable, objectionable, odious, out-and-out, outright, past bearing, perfect, positive, precious, profound, pronounced, proper, rank, regular, shattering, shocking, stark, stark-staring, superlative, surpassing, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, too much, total, unacceptable, unbearable, uncongenial, unconscionable, undeniable, undesirable, unendurable, unequivocal, uninviting, unlikable, unlovable, unmitigated, unpleasant, unqualified, unrelieved, unspoiled, unsuitable, unsupportable, untenable, utter

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