Intolerable vs Excessive - What's the difference?
Intolerable is a synonym of excessive.
As adjectives the difference between intolerable and excessive
is that intolerable
is intolerable while excessive
is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
Not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured; not proper or right to be allowed; insufferable; insupportable; unbearable.
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.
* Nouns to which "intolerable" is often applied: cruelty, burden, situation, condition, pain, heat, position, life, state, suffering, evil, risk, insult, hardship, agony, behavior, affront, insolence, stress, consequence, people.
Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
- "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive , nay even stupid."
* See also
* excessive number