[[t]ʌ̱nɪndjʊ͟ərəb(ə)l, AM -d'ʊr-[/t]]
If you describe a bad situation as unendurable, you mean that it is so extremely unpleasant that you have to end it. [FORMAL]

Isaac had found the work unendurable and walked out of the job...

He had not expected the pain to be unendurable...

It has placed an almost unendurable strain on their marriage.


English dictionary. 2008.


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  • unendurable — un|en|dur|a|ble [ˌʌnınˈdjuərəbəl US ˈdur ] adj formal too unpleasant, painful etc to bear ▪ The pain was unendurable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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