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Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
Hilaire Belloc

Meaning of "intolerable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INTOLERABLE

intolerable  [ɪnˈtɒlərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTOLERABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Intolerable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INTOLERABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of intolerable in the English dictionary

The definition of intolerable in the dictionary is more than can be tolerated or endured; insufferable. Other definition of intolerable is extremely irritating or annoying.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTOLERABLE


accelerable
əkˈsɛlərəbəl
admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
colorable
ˈkʌlərəbəl
colourable
ˈkʌlərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
honorable
ˈɒnərəbəl
honourable
ˈɒnərəbəl
measurable
ˈmɛʒərəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
miserable
ˈmɪzərəbəl
preferable
ˈprɛfərəbəl
recoverable
rɪˈkʌvərəbəl
tolerable
ˈtɒlərəbəl
trailerable
ˈtreɪlərəbəl
undesirable
ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTOLERABLE

into
into one´s barrow
into overdrive
into the bargain
into the blue
into the ground
into the wind
into thin air
intoed
intolerability
intolerableness
intolerably
intolerance
intolerant
intolerantly
intolerantness
intoleration
intonaco
intonate
intonation

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTOLERABLE

able
administrable
adorable
arable
curable
deliverable
demonstrable
deplorable
impenetrable
incomparable
incurable
innumerable
inseparable
operable
parable
pleasurable
separable
the Honourable
transferable
unbearable
venerable

Synonyms and antonyms of intolerable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INTOLERABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «intolerable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of intolerable

Translation of «intolerable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INTOLERABLE

Find out the translation of intolerable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of intolerable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «intolerable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无法忍受的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intolerable
570 millions of speakers

English

intolerable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असहनीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يطاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

невыносимо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

intolerável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসহনীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intolérable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak dapat ditanggung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unerträglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

耐えられない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

참을 수 없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Intolerable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không chịu được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாங்க முடியாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

असह्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dayanılmaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intollerabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zniesienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нестерпно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

intolerabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανυπόφορη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onhoudbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oacceptabelt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utålelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of intolerable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTOLERABLE»

The term «intolerable» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.833 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTOLERABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about intolerable

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10 QUOTES WITH «INTOLERABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word intolerable.
1
Sal Albanese
It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns.
2
Brooks Atkinson
In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
3
Saint Basil
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
4
Venerable Bede
Purgatory fire will be more intolerable than all the torments that can be felt or conceived in this life.
5
Ludwig van Beethoven
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
6
Hilaire Belloc
Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
7
Beck Bennett
Working with children has done well for me. I don't find them intolerable or frustrating. They're just fun, full of energy, and happy to be there.
8
Sean Brady
Unprecedented financial pressures, and an ever-increasingly aggressive public culture, along with social, moral and spiritual fragmentation, are leading to lives being overwhelmed by stress, intolerable interior isolation and even quiet despair.
9
Teju Cole
Old-school hip hop, i.e., whatever was popular when you were nineteen, is great. Everything since then is intolerable.
10
Rafael Correa
There has been talk of lack of consensus, but we all know that this is the veto of foreign powers, the intolerable situation in our 21st century America.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTOLERABLE»

Discover the use of intolerable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to intolerable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes
This is a story of the modern Middle East that we think we know so much about.
Kamal Al-Solaylee, 2012
2
Incurable and Intolerable: Chronic Disease and Slow Death in ...
Incurable and Intolerable looks at the history of incurable illness from a variety of perspectives, including those of doctors, patients, families, religious counsel, and policy makers.
Jason Szabo, 2009
3
Tolerance Between Intolerance and the Intolerable
As Ricoeur says in his Foreword: Tolerance is a tricky subject: too easy or too difficult. It is indeed too easy to deplore intolerance, without putting oneself into question.
Paul Ricoeur, 1996
4
Intolerable Cruelty: Marriage, Law, and Society in Early ...
Intolerable Cruelty thoughtfully explores key issues in modern Chinese history, including state-society relations, social transformation, and gender relations in the context of the Republican Chinese experiment with liberal modernity.
Margaret Kuo, 2012
5
Slavery in America: A Primary Source History of the ...
Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of slavery in the United States.
Tonya Buell, 2003
6
Child Labour: Targeting the Intolerable
3. Basic minimum age
‎1996
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Tolerating the Intolerable
What followed was a wildly unpredictable ride through Indiana's legal system. Tolerating the Intolerable chronicles Janis Price's career at DePauw University, the events leading up to her demotion, and the legal history of the case.
Jeffrey D. Shively, 2005
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Intolerable Cruelty
Presents the screenplay for the romantic comedy about a crafty divorce lawyer and a woman attempting to make her fortune through a series of wealthy marriages.
Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, 2003
9
Lactose the Intolerable in Prophesies of the Ancients
An exciting adventure in a post-apocalyptic setting, Lactose's quest lures you into a world of mystery and magic that pits good against evil in the final battle for mankind.
‎2002
10
"Their Distress is Almost Intolerable": The Elias Boudinot ...
This is a collection of letters by Elias Boudinot who served as the first Commissary General of Prisoners dealing with the prisoner management of our men held by the British during the Revolutionary War.
Elias Boudinot, Joseph Lee Boyle, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTOLERABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term intolerable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Exploitation, humiliation of daily wagers intolerable: NPP | Jammu …
Exploitation, humiliation of daily wagers intolerable: NPP. NYOOOZ · Jammu; Thu,16 Jul 2015. Exploitation, humiliation of daily wagers intolerable: NPP ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Harper government finally launches long-promised consultation on …
... 12 months to craft a new law that recognizes the right of clearly consenting adults who are enduring intolerable physical or mental suffering to ... «iPolitics.ca, Jul 15»
3
Tourists in Greece: 'Don't tell the cook we're German' | World news …
It's intolerable that Schäuble is threatening Greece with Grexit … I've lost all pride in my country. Holger Bau. Sanatana Soilemetzidou, 35, a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
When Ramadan ends and charity begins - Rappler
According to Pope Francis, the laborers, communities, the people and even the Earth itself find this system intolerable – a system driven by ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
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Delay to cap on care home costs sparks furore - FT.com
... reduced budgets” and the obligation to pay an enhanced National Living Wage had all put an “intolerable strain on social care finance”. «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Psychiatry's Identity Crisis - The New York Times
But we know that many patients with PTSD do not respond to exposure, and many of them find the process emotionally upsetting or intolerable. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Lori Anderson: Cold hard facts behind refrigerator - The Scotsman
As the author explains, life without the “cold chain” of refrigerated trucks and ships would be intolerable: “Linking to the chain gets us sashimi in ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
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Sting nets 16 suspected drug dealers near Victoria shelters
McGregor said it's “intolerable” to see “opportunists profiting off of the illness and sickness of some of the people who have to access these ... «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
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M20 Operation Stack: Disruption 'intolerable' says minister - BBC …
The situation on Kent's road has become "intolerable" because of congestion caused by lorries waiting to cross the Channel, the government ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Exploitation, humiliation of daily wagers intolerable: NPP
Exploitation, humiliation of daily wagers intolerable: NPP. He said that “the Saffron party has taken a complete U-turn on their pre-poll tall ... «GreaterKashmir.com, Jul 15»

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