I adjective acute, agonizing, crushing, distressing, dreadful, excruciating, extreme, frightful, harrowing, harsh, hurtful, impossible, insupportable, intolerabilis, intolerable, intolerandus, painful, past bearing, past enduring, racking, searing, severe, torturous, unbearable, unendurable II index contemptible, deplorable, intolerable, loathsome, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, painful, repugnant (exciting aversion), repulsive, severe, undesirable, unendurable

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  • Insufferable — In*suf fer*a*ble, a. 1. Incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable; as, insufferable heat, cold, or pain; insufferable wrongs. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Offensive beyond endurance; detestable. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insufferable — (adj.) early 15c., from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + sufferable (see SUFFER (Cf. suffer)). Related: Insufferably …   Etymology dictionary

  • insufferable — [adj] horrible, intolerable detestable, distressing, dreadful, impossible, insupportable, outrageous, painful, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unspeakable; concepts 529,537 Ant. delightful, endurable, happy, pleasant, sufferable,… …   New thesaurus

  • insufferable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) too extreme to bear; intolerable. 2) unbearably arrogant or conceited. DERIVATIVES insufferableness noun insufferably adverb. ORIGIN from Latin sufferre suffer …   English terms dictionary

  • insufferable — [in suf′ər ə bəl] adj. not sufferable; intolerable; unbearable insufferably adv …   English World dictionary

  • insufferable — in|suf|fe|ra|ble [ınˈsʌfərəbəl] adj extremely annoying or unpleasant = ↑unbearable ▪ an insufferable bully ▪ The heat was insufferable. >insufferably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • insufferable — [[t]ɪnsʌ̱frəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ (emphasis) If you say that someone or something is insufferable, you are emphasizing that they are very unpleasant or annoying. [FORMAL] Everyone agreed that he was a most insufferable bore. Syn: unbearable Derived… …   English dictionary

  • insufferable — adjective extremely annoying or unpleasant: the insufferable heat | Lou can be pretty insufferable at times. insufferably adverb: insufferably arrogant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • insufferable — adjective 1) the heat was insufferable Syn: intolerable, unbearable, unendurable, insupportable, unacceptable, oppressive, overwhelming, overpowering; informal too much Ant: bearable 2) his win made him insufferable …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • insufferable — adjective Date: 15th century not to be endured ; intolerable < an insufferable bore > • insufferableness noun • insufferably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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