Definition of unendurable in English:

unendurable

Pronunciation /ʌnɪnˈdʒɔːrəb(ə)l//ʌnɛnˈdjʊərəb(ə)l//ʌnɛnˈdʒɔːrəb(ə)l//ʌnɪnˈdjʊərəb(ə)l/

adjective

  • Not able to be tolerated or endured.

    ‘cries of unendurable suffering’
    • ‘In hot weather, the smell was unendurable, forcing members of Parliament right next to the river, to find a solution.’
    • ‘The movie eventually crescendos into nearly unendurable hysteria.’
    • ‘And it represented the sense among so many military families that their sacrifices - even the unendurable loss of a beloved family member - were not and are not in vain.’
    • ‘There is nothing new about England's social, economic and cultural decay, but the spectacle has of late become so unedifying as to be almost unendurable.’
    • ‘In Japan, retirement has become a risky business for many wives, who are finding the stress of their husband's presence at home unendurable.’
    • ‘She couldn't sit up or move, and the pain was unendurable.’
    • ‘All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.’
    • ‘His gaze is by turns encouraging, enigmatic, unendurable.’
    • ‘Jobless after he went home, the unendurable idleness led him back to his old ‘friends,’ with whom he first took drugs.’
    • ‘He wept inside for the pain that she was feeling, for having just found her father and to have him taken so cruelly from her was something that was nearly unendurable.’
    • ‘Such losses can seem to be unendurable because we cannot let go of what we have lost.’
    • ‘All of them were sensitive men who must have found the horrors of war almost unendurable.’
    • ‘Let's also retire the standard politician's lament that we are placing an unendurable debt burden ‘on our children and our children's children.’’
    • ‘What she found unendurable were the sleepless nights.’
    • ‘In the nature of things, the art was attacked by flies and maggots, and the stench is reported to have been unendurable.’
    • ‘I told him that if he felt that life had become unendurable I could not, as his friend, ask him to go on enduring it.’
    • ‘Let his suffering be remembered as an example to us all on how to endure personal struggles we may think to be unendurable.’
    • ‘I can see that this job will push me to unendurable new intellectual heights.’
    • ‘Those people who need others to confirm their sense of existence fear solitude and find nature's indifference to human beings unendurable.’
    • ‘Yes, the tourist hordes can be almost unendurable, and yes, the canals can whiff a bit.’
    intolerable, unbearable, unacceptable, insufferable, insupportable, not to be borne, more than flesh and blood can stand
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Pronunciation

unendurable

/ʌnɪnˈdʒɔːrəb(ə)l//ʌnɛnˈdjʊərəb(ə)l//ʌnɛnˈdʒɔːrəb(ə)l//ʌnɪnˈdjʊərəb(ə)l/