unendurable 1620s, from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) “not” + ENDURABLE (Cf. endurable).

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  • unendurable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be tolerated or endured …   English terms dictionary

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  • unendurable — [[t]ʌ̱nɪndjʊ͟ərəb(ə)l, AM d ʊr [/t]] ADJ If you describe a bad situation as unendurable, you mean that it is so extremely unpleasant that you have to end it. [FORMAL] Isaac had found the work unendurable and walked out of the job... He had not… …   English dictionary

  • unendurable — un|en|dur|a|ble [ˌʌnınˈdjuərəbəl US ˈdur ] adj formal too unpleasant, painful etc to bear ▪ The pain was unendurable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unendurable — adjective formal too unpleasant, painful etc to bear: The pain was unendurable …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unendurable — adj.; unendurableness, n.; unendurably, adv. * * * …   Universalium

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  • unendurable — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. excessive, unbearable, insupportable; see extreme 2 , intolerable . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective So unpleasant or painful as not to be endured or tolerated: impossible, insufferable, insupportable, intolerable,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unendurable — un|en|dur|a|ble [ ,ʌnın durəbl ] adjective too unpleasant or painful to bear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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