Definition of insupportable in English:


Line breaks: in|sup¦port|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnsəˈpɔːtəb(ə)l


  • 2Unable to be endured; intolerable: the heat was insupportable
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    • What is happening in the world that causes engaging, promising, talented young people to find life so insupportable that they can't continue without external support?
    • The idea of selling part of the borough's heritage and permitting commercial activities where none existed before is opportunistic and insupportable.
    • If today life without the possibility of progress seems insupportable, it is worth asking how this state of affairs has come about.
    intolerable, insufferable, unbearable, unendurable, unacceptable, oppressive, overwhelming, overpowering, impossible, not to be borne, past bearing, too much to bear, more than one can stand, more than flesh and blood can stand; unspeakable, dreadful, excruciating
    informal too much



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  • While the appellants' experience will in that event have been insupportably painful they will have endured the consequence of adjudication through due processes in accordance with what is compendiously termed the rule of law.
  • The insupportably low numbers earned by the Enquirer make sense when you compare them with those garnered by People magazine.


mid 16th century: from French, from in- 'not' + supportable (from supporter 'to support').

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