from The Century Dictionary.

  • Insufferable; intolerable.

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

  • adjective obsolete Insufferable.

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

  • adjective Not able to be suffered, difficult or impossible to endure; insufferable.

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  • adjective used of persons or their behavior


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un- + suffer + -able


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  • Now that I'll be just in front of Carl's office all afternoons for the rest of the semester, I'll be truly unsufferable.

    Getting By Dr. Lisa 2006

  • I see there will be more of the unsufferable Lott on the menu.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: Election Day Edition 2006

  • “What an unsufferable bore that man is, and how he did talk!” the Major said.

    The History of Pendennis 2006

  • I only mentioned it because, as most us know by now, cedarford can be so unsufferable that it might be fun to let him know that someone was helping keep those health care costs down for the really important diseases and maladies: you know, the ones he and his loved ones have or may have.

    "I mean no disrespect." Ann Althouse 2006

  • Fresco, to whome these stinking qualities of his Neece seemed so unsufferable, that hee could not (with patience) endure them any longer, thus short and quickely answered.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Now every one thought the Marquesse to be a noble and wise Prince, though somewhat sharpe and unsufferable, in the severe experiences made of his wife: but

    The Decameron 2004

  • Anastasio, and so unsufferable, that after a long time of fruitlesse service, requited still with nothing but coy disdaine; desperate resolutions entred into his brain, and often he was minded to kill himselfe.

    The Decameron 2004

  • They are the strangest men in the world; they cannot dissemble; they own it is a folly; they have lost abundance of advantages by it; but, if you would give them the world, they cannot help it; there is something in their nature that abhors insincerity and constraint; with many other unsufferable topics of the same altitude.

    Hints towards an essay on conversation 2003

  • Nay, I know that you shall not find him in Mansoul, for he is departed and gone; yea, and gone for the faults of the elders, and for that they rewarded his grace with unsufferable unkindness.

    The Holy War 2001

  • The latter had his feelings highly irritated with the politics of Connecticut, and [to] the unsufferable sarcasm of a

    Fracas in Congress: The Battle of Honor between Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold 1999


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