Definition of insufferable in English:

insufferable

Line breaks: in|suf¦fer|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsʌf(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

insufferableness

noun
More example sentences
  • And then there was this matter of Jane's illness and the insufferableness of her mother's hints and schemes.
  • The insufferableness is handled quite competently by the other young performers, whose spoiled, snot-nosed characters give the necessary sting to Dahl's cautionary narrative about the dangers of lazy, indulgent parenting.
  • Pop music has no purer form of insufferableness than the I-love-my-child motif.

insufferably

adverb
More example sentences
  • My insufferably rich and terribly nice friend Leo has this habit of taking social misfits under his wing.
  • If it was a London event it would be insufferably trendy.
  • That sounds insufferably sarcastic, I'm sure.

Origin

late Middle English: perhaps via French (now dialect) insouffrable, based on Latin sufferre 'endure' (see suffer).

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