ADJ (emphasis)If you say that someone or something is insufferable, you are emphasizing that they are very unpleasant or annoying. [FORMAL]
Everyone agreed that he was a most insufferable bore.Syn:Derived words:insufferably [[t]ɪnsʌ̱frəbli[/t]] ADV ADV adj
His letters are insufferably dull...
He found most of them insufferably arrogant.
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Insufferable — In*suf fer*a*ble, a. 1. Incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable; as, insufferable heat, cold, or pain; insufferable wrongs. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Offensive beyond endurance; detestable. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
insufferable — I adjective acute, agonizing, crushing, distressing, dreadful, excruciating, extreme, frightful, harrowing, harsh, hurtful, impossible, insupportable, intolerabilis, intolerable, intolerandus, painful, past bearing, past enduring, racking,… … Law dictionary
insufferable — (adj.) early 15c., from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + sufferable (see SUFFER (Cf. suffer)). Related: Insufferably … Etymology dictionary
insufferable — [adj] horrible, intolerable detestable, distressing, dreadful, impossible, insupportable, outrageous, painful, unacceptable, unbearable, unendurable, unspeakable; concepts 529,537 Ant. delightful, endurable, happy, pleasant, sufferable,… … New thesaurus
insufferable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) too extreme to bear; intolerable. 2) unbearably arrogant or conceited. DERIVATIVES insufferableness noun insufferably adverb. ORIGIN from Latin sufferre suffer … English terms dictionary
insufferable — [in suf′ər ə bəl] adj. not sufferable; intolerable; unbearable insufferably adv … English World dictionary
insufferable — in|suf|fe|ra|ble [ınˈsʌfərəbəl] adj extremely annoying or unpleasant = ↑unbearable ▪ an insufferable bully ▪ The heat was insufferable. >insufferably adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
insufferable — adjective extremely annoying or unpleasant: the insufferable heat | Lou can be pretty insufferable at times. insufferably adverb: insufferably arrogant … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
insufferable — adjective 1) the heat was insufferable Syn: intolerable, unbearable, unendurable, insupportable, unacceptable, oppressive, overwhelming, overpowering; informal too much Ant: bearable 2) his win made him insufferable … Thesaurus of popular words
insufferable — adjective Date: 15th century not to be endured ; intolerable < an insufferable bore > • insufferableness noun • insufferably adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary