- The definition of intolerable is something that is unbearable or not able to be endured.
When pain is too much to bear or cope with, this is an example of a time when the pain would be described as intolerable.
Origin of intolerableMiddle English intollerable ; from Classical Latin intolerabilis
- in·tol′er·a·bil′i·ty, in·tol′er·a·ble·ness
(comparative more intolerable, superlative most intolerable)
- Nouns to which "intolerable" is often applied: cruelty, burden, situation, condition, pain, heat, position, life, state, suffering, evil, risk, insult, hardship, agony, behavior, affront, insolence, stress, consequence, people.