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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNSUFFERABLE

This is an admirable commentary on the Unsufferable Behaviour of Servants.

After torrents of unsufferable reproaches, not knowing what more to say, he accused me of having sold his ciphers.

The Defects and unsufferable Abuses which are heard in Recitatives, and not known to those who commit them, are innumerable.

Il n'y a de sots si incommodes que ceux qui ont de l'esprit—There are no fools so unsufferable as those who have wit.

There is nothing so unsufferable to me as an old huckster's shop of property.

Negligence of one's person not only implies an unsufferable indolence, but an indifference whether we please or not.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to be made to undergo, endure" (pain, death, punishment, judgment, grief), from Anglo-French suffrir, Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, variant of Latin sufferre "to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under," from sub "up, under" (see sub-) + ferre "to carry" (see infer).

Replaced Old English þolian, þrowian. Meaning "to meekly submit to hardship" is from late 13c. That of "to undergo" (distress, suffering, etc.) is mid-14c. Meaning "to tolerate, allow" something to occur or continue is recorded from mid-13c. Related: Suffered; suffering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNSUFFERABLE

insupportable

adjectiveunbearable
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