unbearable

[ uhn-bair-uh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈbɛər ə bəl /

adjective

not bearable; unendurable; intolerable.

Nearby words

  1. unballasted,
  2. unbar,
  3. unbarbed,
  4. unbarred,
  5. unbated,
  6. unbeatable,
  7. unbeaten,
  8. unbecoming,
  9. unbegotten,
  10. unbeknown

Origin of unbearable

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, bearable

Related formsun·bear·a·ble·ness, nounun·bear·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unbearable

unbearable

/ (ʌnˈbɛərəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be borne or endured
Derived Formsunbearableness, noununbearably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unbearable

unbearable

adj.

mid-15c., from un- (1) "not" + bearable. Related: Unbearably.

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