from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not endurable; intolerable.
- adjective Lacking grounds or defense; unjustifiable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not supportable; incapable of being supported or borne; insufferable; intolerable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Incapable of being supported or borne; unendurable; insufferable; intolerable
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- adjective not
supportable; incapable of being supportedor borne; unendurable; insufferable; intolerable.
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- adjective incapable of being justified or explained
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QUOTATION: To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable; but everything reasonable may be supported.
To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable; but everything reasonable may be supported.
She called him "insupportable:" she railed at him for a "dévot:" she did not love, but she wanted to marry, that she might bind him to her interest.
“It is my duty,” says Sir Charles Bell, “to visit certain wards of the hospital where there is no patient admitted but with that complaint which most fills the imagination with the idea of insupportable pain and certain death.
In the original divorce petition Bullock said the marriage had become "insupportable" due to "discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship".
"It is my duty," says Sir Charles Bell, "to visit certain wards of the hospital where there is no patient admitted but with that complaint which most fills the imagination with the idea of insupportable pain and certain death.
This is insupportable in an economy of tight financial restraint.
Instead the authors attempt to downplay the hazards of mercury, a highly potent neurotoxin itself linked to developmental disorders, and they make the preposterous, insupportable assertion that reducing any air pollution from power plants will "do nothing" to reduce health threats.
I like how the court thinks; I am increasingly of the opinion that the multifactor confusion test, though it has its weaknesses, is superior to the rigid and ultimately insupportable falsity/misleadingness distinction.
Nobody would start from here – an ill-designed single currency interacting with an insupportable burden of private debt created by oversized, undercapitalised banks.