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unbearable

adjective uk   /ʌnˈbeə.rə.bl̩/ us    /-ˈber.ə-/
B2 too painful or unpleasant for you to continue to experience: All I remember of childbirth was the unbearable pain and the relief when it was all over. The atmosphere at work at the moment is quite unbearable. The heat was unbearable.
unbearably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
The sun was almost unbearably hot today.
Translations of “unbearable”
in Korean 참을 수 없는…
in Arabic لا يُطاق…
in French insupportable…
in Turkish dayanılmaz, çekilmez, tahammül edilemez…
in Italian insopportabile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無法忍受的…
in Russian невыносимый…
in Polish nie do zniesienia, nieznośny…
in Spanish insoportable…
in Portuguese insuportável…
in German unerträglich…
in Catalan insuportable…
in Japanese 耐えられない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无法忍受的…
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