Origin of intolerableMiddle English intollerable from Classical Latin intolerabilis
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.
- 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.
From Middle French intolerable, from Latin intolerabilis
- Meanwhile conditions grew intolerable for the inhabitants.
- Secondly, lie simulated thunder and lightning, the latter by flashing in Zeno's eyes an intolerable light from a slightly hollowed mirror.
- Nicholas felt the situation to be intolerable and went to have an explanation with his mother.
- And the intolerable Xander is back.
- The burden of taxation became more and more intolerable as the power of Rome decreased, and the loyalty of her remaining provinces was seriously impaired in consequence.