from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Difficult or impossible to endure; intolerable.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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in- +‎ sufferable



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