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The condition of being an actress can be unbearable.
Julie Delpy

Meaning of "unbearable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNBEARABLE

unbearable  [ʌnˈbɛərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNBEARABLE

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

WHAT DOES UNBEARABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unbearable in the English dictionary

The definition of unbearable in the dictionary is not able to be borne or endured.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNBEARABLE


admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
bearable
ˈbɛərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
honorable
ˈɒnərəbəl
honourable
ˈɒnərəbəl
irrepairable
ˌɪrɪˈpɛərəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
miserable
ˈmɪzərəbəl
recoverable
rɪˈkʌvərəbəl
repairable
rɪˈpɛərəbəl
sharable
ˈʃɛərəbəl
spareable
ˈspɛərəbəl
unrepairable
ˌʌnrɪˈpɛərəbəl
untearable
ʌnˈtɛərəbəl
unwearable
ʌnˈwɛərəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNBEARABLE

unbe
unbear
unbearableness
unbearably
unbearded
unbeatable
unbeatably
unbeaten
unbeautiful
unbeautifully
unbeavered
unbecoming
unbecomingly
unbecomingness
unbedimmed
unbedinned
unbefitting
unbefriended
unbeget
unbegetting

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNBEARABLE

able
administrable
adorable
deliverable
deplorable
favourable
incomparable
incurable
innumerable
inseparable
intolerable
measurable
operable
parable
pleasurable
separable
the Honourable
tolerable
transferable
undesirable
venerable

Synonyms and antonyms of unbearable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNBEARABLE»

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

Translation of «unbearable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNBEARABLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

无法忍受的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

insoportable
570 millions of speakers

English

unbearable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असहनीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا يُحْتَمَل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

невыносимый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

insuportável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসহ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

insupportable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak tertanggung
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

Ora bisa ditrima
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không thể chịu đựng 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

insopportabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieznośny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нестерпний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

insuportabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφόρητος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondraaglik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

olidlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uutholdelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unbearable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNBEARABLE»

The term «unbearable» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.493 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNBEARABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unbearable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unbearable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNBEARABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unbearable.
1
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I am a bit of a fundamentalist when it comes to black women's hair. Hair is hair - yet also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.
2
Marcia Angell
When death is imminent and dying patients find their suffering unbearable, then the physician's role should shift from healing to relieving suffering in accord with the patient's wishes.
3
Yasser Arafat
We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.
4
Albert Camus
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
5
David Chipperfield
I have always worked a bit with fashion people. I worked with Issey Miyake for a while, then Dolce & Gabbana; now we're working with Valentino. It's fine. The fashion world is a fairly weird world, but there are good people in it. It's weird because their timetables are unbearable.
6
Georges Courteline
If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable.
7
Julie Delpy
The condition of being an actress can be unbearable.
8
Marguerite Duras
You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.
9
Janine di Giovanni
Occupy Wall Street was a disorganized movement without a clear focus and power base - essential in any successful revolution - but the message was clear: the divisions between those who are fortunate enough to enjoy city living as opposed to those who find it unbearable are too wide.
10
Alice Morse Earle
When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNBEARABLE»

Discover the use of unbearable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unbearable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women's magazines are always describing delicious food as 'sinful' and why there is a cake called Death by Chocolate. Loved it!
Susan Bordo, 2003
2
The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
Or open this book and read my essay, which I'll turn in when I go back to school.
Julie Schumacher, 2012
3
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades.
Portia de Rossi, 2011
4
Unbearable!
It's unbearable .
Paul Jennings, 1994
5
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as "a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness" by critic Elizabeth Hardwick and named one of the best books of 1984 by the New York Times ...
Milan Kundera, 2004
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The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the ...
Like Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Delio opens out eyes to the omni-active, all-powerful, all-intelligent Love that forms and guides the interrelatedness and interbeing of everything and everyone - ourselves included.
Ilia Delio, 2013
7
A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That ...
Presents scathing reviews for over two hundred movies that the reviewer has given a rating of two stars or fewer since 2006.
Roger Ebert, 2012
8
Bearing the Unbearable: Yiddish and Polish Poetry in the ...
Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR This book is a pioneering study of Yiddish and Polish-Jewish concentration camp and ghetto poetry.
Frieda W. Aaron, 1990
9
On Bearing Unbearable States of Mind
Reisenberg-Malcolm provides clear guidance on how the analyst can encourage the patient to communicate their often intolerably painful states of mind, and how to interpret these communications.
Ruth Riesenberg-Malcolm, Priscilla Roth, 2003
10
For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
Acclaimed as an astonishing debut, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges is a collection of nine delightfully irreverent stories that range from Stalin's Russia to contemporary New York.
Nathan Englander, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNBEARABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unbearable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Depressed patients asking doctors for help to DIE so they can end …
"Further research is needed to lead to a better understanding of patients with psychiatric disorders who request euthanasia due to unbearable psychological ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Santa Barbara Residents Complain of Unbearable Fish Smell
Several residents who live in the areas of Quarantina and Bond Streets in Santa Barbara showed up at the Public Works building at 630 Garden Street with a ... «KEYT, Jul 15»
3
Residents fear Northamptonshire music festival noise could make …
Sue Southern, of Corby, said: “I'm not against these events in general, but a much smaller festival was held there recently and the noise was unbearable, ... «Northamptonshire Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Dutch paediatricians back right to die for under 12s
The Hague (AFP) - Terminally ill children in unbearable suffering should be given the right to die, the Dutch Paediatricians Association said on Friday, urging the ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
5
How important is Milan Kundera today?
In the 1980s everybody was reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. But, as he publishes a novel for the first time ... «The Guardian, May 15»
6
Steven Gerrard's 10-year-old cousin died after disappearing in …
An inquest into the boy's death heard from two family friends of the young football fan who said he disappeared from view as the crush became "unbearable". «mirror.co.uk, May 15»
7
UCL students threaten to withhold rent over 'unbearable' living …
Belen Desmaison, a postgraduate from Peru who is asthmatic and suffers from migraines, said the situation was "unbearable". She added: "The fact that I have ... «Evening Standard, Apr 15»
8
Hyperacusis Causes Everyday Sounds To Be Unbearable
For George Rue, certain everyday sounds are unbearable. “Squeaky door hinges. Any type of fork on a plate. It's like microscopic needles shooting in my ear ... «CBS Local, Mar 15»
9
Granddad's 'paranormal' bungalow was almost unbearable
Inexplicable silhouettes, faint breathing, and shuffling feet made the bungalow a Haywards Heath author shared with his granddad 'almost unbearable'. «Mid Sussex Times, Jan 15»
10
Alaska Wildlife: Drawing the Line on UnBearable Hunting Practices
Stepping onto the shores of one of our national parks a brown bear staring back at you from less than 50 feet away could be considered a frightening experience ... «Huffington Post, Nov 14»

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