from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Difficult or impossible to endure; intolerable.

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  • adj. Not sufferable; very difficult or impossible to endure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable
  • adj. Offensive beyond endurance; detestable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not sufferable; not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable: as, insufferable cold or heat; insufferable wrongs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used of persons or their behavior) unbearably arrogant or conceited
  • adj. too extreme to bear


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in- +‎ sufferable



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