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Meaning of CONSIDERABLE

Pronunciation:  kun'sidurubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"
 

CONSIDERABLE is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: appreciable, extended, extensive, goodish, goodly, hefty, respectable, right smart, significant, sizable, sizeable, substantial, tidy, wide
 
 Antonyms: inconsiderable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*sid"er*a*ble\, a. [Cf. F. consid['e]rable.]
1. Worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to.

         It is considerable, that some urns have had
         inscriptions on them expressing that the lamps were
         burning.                              --Bp. Wilkins.

         Eternity is infinitely the most considerable
         duration.                             --Tillotson.

2. Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable;
   -- said of persons.

         You are, indeed, a very considerable man. --Junius.

3. Of importance or value.

         In painting, not every action, nor every person, is
         considerable enough to enter into the cloth.
                                               --Dryden.

         A considerable sum of money.          --Prescott.

 
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