Definitions

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

  • adj. Impossible to tolerate or endure; unbearable: intolerable agony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. incapable of being put up with

Etymologies

in- +‎ tolerable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • What's intolerable is the intolerable smugness of those who say you can't have any meat.

    In Denial About Meat « PubliCola

  • What makes it even more intolerable is that he uses his pacifism to endanger the good guys in the middle east conflict.

    Jimmy Carter apologizes for the entire ‘trying to destroy Israel’ thing. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

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