Intolerable In*tol"er*a*ble, a. [F. intol['e]rable, L. intolerabilis. See {In-} not, and {Tolerable}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

His insolence is more intolerable Than all the princes in the land beside. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Enormous. [1913 Webster]

This intolerable deal of sack. --Shak. -- {In*tol"er*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*tol"er*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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