[ in-suh-pawr-tuh-buh l, -pohr- ]
/ ˌɪn səˈpɔr tə bəl, -ˈpoʊr- /


not endurable; unbearable; insufferable: insupportable pain.
incapable of support or justification, as by evidence or collected facts: an insupportable accusation.

Origin of insupportable

From the Late Latin word insupportābilis, dating back to 1520–30. See in-3, supportable

OTHER WORDS FROM insupportable

in·sup·port·a·ble·ness, in·sup·port·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·sup·port·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for insupportable

/ (ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbəl) /


incapable of being endured; intolerable; insufferable
incapable of being supported or justified; indefensible

Derived forms of insupportable

insupportableness, nouninsupportably, adverb
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