insupportable

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. insuloma,
  2. insult,
  3. insultation,
  4. insulting,
  5. insuperable,
  6. insuppressible,
  7. insurable,
  8. insurable interest,
  9. insurance,
  10. insurant

Origin of insupportable

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

Related formsin·sup·port·a·ble·ness, in·sup·port·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·sup·port·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for insupportable

insupportable

/ (ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being endured; intolerable; insufferable
incapable of being supported or justified; indefensible
Derived Formsinsupportableness, nouninsupportably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for insupportable

insupportable

adj.

1520s, from French insupportable (14c.) or directly from Late Latin insupportabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin supportare "to carry" (see support).

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