- not tolerable; unendurable; insufferable: intolerable pain.
Origin of intolerable
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1. unbearable, insupportable.
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Examples from the Web for intolerability
He tried to stare back at her with the intolerability of the inhumanly inoculated.The Shriek
If I were to measure my deserts by people's remembrance of me, I should be a prodigy of intolerability.
- more than can be tolerated or endured; insufferable
- informal extremely irritating or annoying
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Word Origin and History for intolerability
1590s, from Late Latin intolerabilitas, from Latin intolerabilis (see intolerable).
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