American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Difficult or impossible to endure; intolerable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not sufferable; not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable: as, insufferable cold or heat; insufferable wrongs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable.
- adj. Offensive beyond endurance; detestable.
- adj. used of persons or their behavior
- in- + sufferable (Wiktionary)
“I'm not sure the term insufferable boor is quite adequate here, I'm not saying that he's entirely without humor, but it's the sort of humor that is always tempered by a reminder of how much money he has and how he is holding it over his adult children.”
“If we adhere to a standard of misery and continue to compare our suffering, then we will remain insufferable.”
“I grant that the manners of the Fins to the Russians are described as insufferable both by the Swedes and the Russians, and that we never listened to the Russian side of that story.”
“In his 840-page memoir, "The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace," published in 2004, he harshly criticized both former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who was "insufferable" because of his uncompromising views, Ross said) and then-Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat for failing to relinquish their mutual "myths.”
“What is really "insufferable" is the Obama Cult that sees Obama as some form of Savior, The Chosen One per Oprah and Farrakhan.”
“Do you really expect to be taken seriously when you start a comment with "What is really" insufferable "is the Obama Cult that sees Obama as some form of Savior, The Chosen One per Oprah and Farrakhan.”
“One amusing result about all of this is how they view Olbermann as, by and large, "insufferable".”
“Sweet moment 1 Yesterday I had a shocking headache and had to take to my bed like some kind of insufferable hypochondriac.”
“All of this said, if anyone else ever comes up with a way to say, Im not a racist without people automatically knee-jerking to Ah, shes a racist or Ive liked what few black people Ive known without sounding like some kind of insufferable prig, please drop me a line.”
“The omission of this was a fault even of capable preachers, was "insufferable," and ought to be corrected at school.”
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