• (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈtɑləɹəbl̩/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈtɒləɹəbl̩/


  1. not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured
    Synonyms: insufferable, insupportable, unbearable
  2. extremely offensive or insulting.
    • 1971, William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead, page 4
      It is an intolerable sound that sets spoons tinkling in saucers and windowpanes vibrating.
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