Definitions

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

  • adjective Impossible to tolerate or endure; unbearable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not tolerable; not to be borne or endured; insupportable; insufferable; insufferably objectionable or offensive: as, intolerable pain, heat, or cold; an intolerable burden.
  • Synonyms Unbearable, unendurable, insupportable.

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

  • adjective Not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured; not proper or right to be allowed; insufferable; insupportable; unbearable
  • adjective Enormous.

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

  • adjective Not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured; not proper or right to be allowed; insufferable; insupportable; unbearable.
  • adjective Extremely offensive or insulting.

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

  • adjective incapable of being put up with

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ tolerable

Examples

  • In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level."

    The Seattle Times

  • "Today I have reported that the figure exceeds 5,000," Pillay told reporters after briefing the council in closed session on what she called the "intolerable situation" in Syria.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Human Rights in China, an advocacy group based in New York, and said he was doing so because of what he called the intolerable situation in Tibetan areas and China's suppression of news about it.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Chairman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, says that Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level," and has called on the United States and its allies to pressure Beijing to stop.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • In another expression of deep-seated suspicion of Beijing's intentions toward the U.S., Rep. Mike Rogers, Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level."

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Chairman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, says that Chinese efforts to steal U.S. technology via the Internet have reached what he called an "intolerable level," and has called on the United States and its allies to pressure Beijing to stop.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Noel Gallagher looked back in anger tonight as he revealed he had quit Oasis because of what he described as intolerable "violent and verbal intimidation".

    ireland.com Breaking News

  • The actor had sued Big Pictures and its founder Darryn Lyons over what she described as intolerable intrusions by pursuing photographers.

    Media news, UK and world media comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • This I find inexcusable but what I find completely intolerable is the suggestion that our soldiers serving in the United States Military of

    Dr Gyi

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  • His boss was intolerant of his tardiness.

    April 14, 2007

  • As well he might be....

    April 15, 2007

  • I love this is a Jane Austen type way

    April 19, 2007