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Not able to be endured or tolerated:‘the heat was getting unbearable’
intolerable, insufferable, unsupportable, insupportable, unendurable, beyond endurance, unacceptable, unmanageable, impossible, more than flesh and blood can stand, too much to bear, past bearing, not to be borne, overpoweringtoo much, enough to try the patience of job, enough to try the patience of a saintView synonyms
- ‘He was fine whenever the boys were around, but the silence when he left them at school became almost unbearable.’
- ‘I clearly recall that in spite of walking boots and thick socks, the pain in my feet from the cold was unbearable.’
- ‘My countrymen, in such a situation, a wrong decision can lead to unbearable losses.’
- ‘She then had the unbearable task of turning off her husband's ventilator.’
- ‘A hungry baby does not have much time to wait before their need becomes unbearable.’
- ‘When I first saw them, I found those few moments of newsreel almost unbearable.’
- ‘Then, a flight of 24 hours, arduous at the best of times, becomes an unbearable ordeal.’
- ‘When the temperatures do rise and tights become unbearable, try the airier option of hold-ups.’
- ‘I was only a kid but I remember the tension being unbearable in the replay.’
- ‘The shrill whine and unbearable thunder of falling bombs dug in under my skin and stayed there.’
- ‘The roar of the crowd reaches a crescendo and the afternoon heat gets unbearable.’
- ‘Fortunately the family cats are pretty robust but many pets find these bombardments unbearable.’
- ‘Maybe no bad thing if you remember the unbearable behaviour of London city boys in the mid-Eighties.’
- ‘It was an unbearable scene to see truckloads of human bodies being carried out.’
- ‘Today's lifestyle police would have us believe that it is unbearable because of these two diversions.’
- ‘I will never forget how unbearable the not-knowing and fearing the worst felt.’
- ‘She never thought she would be able to come to terms with the unbearable grief.’
- ‘Both players found the heat unbearable but nevertheless played to the bitter end.’
- ‘In the pictures his pride and pleasure are almost unbearable to look at.’
- ‘With the heat rising from the kitchen into her room it must have been unbearable in the height of summer.’
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