Unbearable is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unbearable, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - incapable of being put up with
EXAMPLES - Unbearable in a Sentence
- It could not be called unbearable or excruciating. (source)
- He says the frontman became "unbearable" in the early 1980s. (source)
- I wouldn't be sitting there acting like I'm in unbearable pain. (source)
- Johnson said the threats from McBride were becoming "unbearable". (source)
- Ban also said the death toll in Gaza has reached an "unbearable" level. (source)
- Nadine Dorries wrote that the atmosphere in Westminster is 'unbearable'. (source)
- Apparently, the only one for who it is "unbearable" and "bullshit" is you. (source)
- He found her bewildered expression unbearable and so he did not look at her. (source)
- There was the "unbearable" (in Mrs. Browning's case hypothetical) discomfort. (source)
- Others may opt for different standards, such as unbearable (to them) pain and discomfort. (source)
- Coke, calling the ad "unbearable," lobbed a lawsuit, marked cease and desist, toward Orson. (source)
- Mr Gadebe added that after a deadlock in talks on Tuesday the situation had become "unbearable". (source)
- Spanish player Xabi Alonso's description of the noise as "unbearable" is almost an understatement. (source)
- He became more insulting, using terms unbearable even in a construction camp, but Kermode did not answer him. (source)
- A passenger on the flight said Boyle was "unbearable" and even her team of 10 minders could not keep her under control. (source)
- He said this was despite attempts by "some people" who were trying to make the work of the IFP in the region "unbearable". (source)
- Assuming that it's only a great disaster such as flood or famine that makes one's burden unbearable is just not always true. (source)
- Five other black pupils said they "escaped from the school to another (school)" because the situation had become "unbearable". (source)
- For fuck's sake, you make this sound unbearable, which is really odd coming from someone who willingly put himself through those (source)
- Any story with a secret, tension, or unresolved conflict is ripe for the kind of unbearable, exquisite suspense so many of us love. (source)
- Heidi Range has admitted that she found it "unbearable" to be part of Sugababes after problems developed in the group's third lineup. (source)
- Pedigree dog Daisy died in 'unbearable' heat while in a drying cage after visiting Pets at Home to have her fur cut, washed and dried. (source)
- And since he was in unbearable pain that almost immediate operation which left him totally without pain offesets a good deal of the cost. (source)
- In the following weeks, Tina and I exchanged cautious letters, the confusion too heavy for e-mail, the thought of a phone call unbearable. (source)
- She said that life under Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who has fled the capital in the aftermath of violent anti-government protests, had been "unbearable". (source)
- A mother has told how her life has become "unbearable" after a car crash injury left her with a medical condition giving her an insatiable libido. (source)
- Clinton supporters need to end this for her, it would be the most humane thing to do ... same as if you hit a deer that was dying and in unbearable pain. (source)
- But the moment the law is eased, when will bearable suffering for which effective palliative care might be found, be deemed 'unbearable' in the eyes of others? (source)
- Men were not lost in badness, not lost in sin, but lost to that which when discovered to them made their badness unbearable -- in other words, "took away their sin." (source)
- The time necessary to perform this incredibly difficult political manoeuvre, along with the economy crushing political leverage required, is by definition unbearable. (source)
- I will not tolerate his presence on the radio or t.v. I sincerely hope that Becky dies penniless, alone, neglected, in unbearable agony and rotting away in his own excrement. (source)
- Livni declared the situation "unbearable," although this description most likely did not apply to the situation of Palestinian MPs held indefinitely in Israeli administrative detention. (source)
- As the death-toll from the Israeli military offensive, dubbed "unbearable" by the United Nations, in the Gaza Strip rises to 1,100, aid agencies are already looking to the end of the conflict. (source)
- As the Governess, Elizabeth Atherton sang with restless ardour, in unbearable thrall to her charges and locked into her own battle between reality and the wispy figments of a love-starved imagination. (source)
- It's an effective passage not despite its bunting literalism unbearable sadness described as "unbearable sadness," trouble dealing with it all conveyed as "I had no way to deal with it" but because of it. (source)
- One victim of this practice described the pain as "unbearable," and attorney Julia Tarver (representating Guantanamo clients) explained physicians violated their Hippocratic Oath to do no harm by being a part of it. (source)
- He didn't feel like moving when the building converted, but finds the construction noise "unbearable" - one family on his sparsely populated floor had moved out because of the noise that morning-and the amenities unimpressive. (source)
- I have this feeling that this will just come pouring out and make the situation in the short term unbearable - but in the long run it might just be what we need to have us humans coalesce around stricter public financing of campaigns. (source)
- Political pressure to aid impoverished countries abroad could become "unbearable," resulting in more military involvement, said Ronald Filadelfo, a research director at the Center for Naval Analyses, a non-profit that does research for the military. (source)
- Florence Montreynaud, the president of La Meute des Chiennes de Garde, or the Pack of Female Watchdogs, which opposes symbols of sexual violence in films and advertising, called the ads "unbearable" and said "what is most shocking is the banalization of sexual violence." (source)
- Used in the way one would expect it to work-through the headphone port, with Fone-Doc's speaker performing audio and a microphone chamber passing through the voice, callers told us that it sounded awful, particularly when the volume was turned up to listenable levels, with profound echo effects that made phone calls unbearable on the callers 'end. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "unbearable" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 12 synonyms for unbearable.
a bit much, enough, heavy-handed, inadmissible, insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, last straw, oppressive, unacceptable, unendurable, unsurpassable
We have 4 antonyms for unbearable.
acceptable, bearable, good, tolerable
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unbearable from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) So unpleasant, distasteful, or painful as to be intolerable: unbearable heat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) so unpleasant or painful as to be unendurable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Not to be borne or endured; intolerable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) incapable of being put up with