Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To an intolerable degree; beyond endurance: as, intolerably noisy.

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  • adverb In an intolerable manner; beyond endurance.

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  • adverb to an unacceptable degree

Etymologies

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intolerable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And Dave went, without further word, both his biceps aching intolerably from the bruise of that tremendous grip.

    When the World Was Young

  • Unemployment and foreclosures remain intolerably high.

    Steve Lombardo: The Democratic Surge Is Just a Fantasy

  • Unemployment and foreclosures remain intolerably high.

    Steve Lombardo: The Democratic Surge Is Just a Fantasy

  • Unemployment and foreclosures remain intolerably high.

    Steve Lombardo: The Democratic Surge Is Just a Fantasy

  • You know, the famous experiment where rats were forced to live in intolerably crowded conditions and became violent has been completely discredited.

    crime

  • And Dave went, without further word, both his biceps aching intolerably from the bruise of that tremendous grip.

    When the World was Young

  • I ached intolerably, that is true -- my whole body seemed numbed, as though it had been hit with irons, while my leather clothes were torn to rags.

    The Man Who Drove the Car

  • To The Scotsman, the key points are that Britain's armed forces are "intolerably" undermanned and overstretched, while the Conservative Party highlights that "huge manpower shortages" are undermining the capability of Britain's overstretched Armed Forces.

    Toys Яn't Us

  • He said those who should be given priority included first time petty offenders, those over 60, the terminally or "intolerably" ill, political prisoners, and women who had been convicted for murdering or conspiring to murder abusive partners.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal weapon that heats up the skin "intolerably" but, according to tests, causes no permanent damage.

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

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