intolerable
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin intolerabilis, from in- + tolerabilis tolerable Date: 15th century 1. not tolerable ; unbearable <
intolerable pain
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2. excessiveintolerability nounintolerableness nounintolerably adverb

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  • intolérable — [ ɛ̃tɔlerabl ] adj. • 1265; lat. intolerabilis 1 ♦ Qu on ne peut tolérer, supporter. ⇒ insupportable. Douleur intolérable. ⇒ aigu, insoutenable. Chaleur intolérable. ⇒ accablant, infernal. « L existence serait intolérable si l on ne rêvait jamais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intolerable — I adjective impossible, insufferable, insupportable, unbearable, unendurable associated concepts: intolerable cruelty, intolerable severity II index deplorable, insufferable, loathsome …   Law dictionary

  • intolerable — adjetivo 1. Que no se puede o no se debe tolerar o consentir por ser abusivo o estar mal hecho: ¡Esto es intolerable!, no tiene ningún derecho a tratarnos así, no se lo consiento. Tu comportamiento es intolerable, te estás pasando de la raya …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • intolerable — Intolerable. adj. de t. g. Qui ne se peut tolerer. C est un desordre intolerable. cela est intolerable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • intolerable — late 14c., from L. intolerabilis that cannot bear, that cannot be borne, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + tolerabilis that may be endured, from tolerare to tolerate (see TOLERATION (Cf. toleration)). Related: Intolerably …   Etymology dictionary

  • intolerable — [adj] unacceptable; beyond bearing a bit much, enough already*, excruciating, extreme, impossible, insufferable, insupportable, last straw*, offensive, painful, unbearable, undesirable, unendurable; concept 529 Ant. acceptable, bearable,… …   New thesaurus

  • intolerable — Intolerable, Intolerabilis, Intolerandus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • intolerable — (Del lat. intolerabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede tolerar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • intolerable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be endured. DERIVATIVES intolerably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • intolerable — [in täl′ər ə bəl] adj. [ME intollerable < L intolerabilis] not tolerable; unbearable; too severe, painful, cruel, etc. to be endured intolerability n. intolerableness intolerably adv …   English World dictionary

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