Definition of 'intolerable'
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It was almost intolerable,' the insider claimed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vast majority of medical staff are hard-working, largely unsung heroes working under sometimes intolerable pressure. The Sun (2016)The resulting welfare obligations may put an intolerable strain on future generations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Life for some researchers has become almost intolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They warned it would put the old and sick under intolerable pressure to end their lives. The Sun (2006)The number of serious injuries imposes an intolerable burden on public services. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The situation was now intolerable and soon blew up. Into Africa - a social history of the East African Safari (1989)Dying people are burdened with almost intolerable circumstances. Christianity Today (2000)The pressure has become intolerable since alternatives to casualty were taken away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Over month after weary month they tried to deal with its intolerable burden. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most countries would have found such a situation intolerable years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Future taxpayers face an intolerable burden of welfare obligations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He wanted to end a situation he found intolerable for her and himself. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One can only imagine the intolerable pressures she was placed under. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do they hear about the intolerable strain placed on the heart when blood becomes the consistency of jam? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It made an intolerable situation tolerable and it was a false friend and it is not a good idea. The Sun (2013)The week before the London attack the strain was becoming intolerable. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)It is a terrible lot, almost intolerable. DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004)It's hardly surprising that so many relationships are under intolerable strain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He underwent a number of operations, but the cost put the family under almost intolerable strain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is definitely not something to attempt in the summer, as heat would make it almost intolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I can also understand that there are elderly people who fear becoming an intolerable burden. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The pressure is almost intolerable. The Sun (2011)They can make life feel intolerable, as they clearly did for Donna. The Sun (2013) Make their lives intolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'intolerable'
British English: intolerable ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as intolerable, you mean that it is so bad or extreme that no one can bear it.
They felt this would put intolerable pressure on them.
Definition of intolerable from the Collins English Dictionary
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