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Meaning of PASSABLE

Pronunciation:  'pasubl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French"
  2. [adj]  able to be passed or traversed or crossed; "the road is passable"
  3. [adj]  about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"
 

PASSABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: adequate, climbable, fair to middling, indifferent, navigable, negotiable, ordinary, satisfactory, so-so(p), surmountable, tolerable, travelable, traversable
 
 Antonyms: impassable, unpassable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pass"a*ble\, a. [Cf. F. passable.]
1. Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed,
   penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable;
   the stream is passablein boats.

         His body's a passable carcass if it be not hurt; it
         is a throughfare for steel.           --Shak.

2. Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated;
   acceptable; generally receivable; current.

         With men as with false money -- one piece is more or
         less passable than another.           --L'Estrange.

         Could they have made this slander passable.
                                               --Collier.

3. Such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection;
   tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.

         My version will appear a passable beauty when the
         original muse is absent.              --Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acceptable, accessible, adequate, admissible, agreeable, all right, allowable, alright, attainable, average, better than nothing, betwixt and between, decent, dull, fair, fair to middling, fairish, good enough, goodish, indifferent, insipid, lackluster, mediocre, medium, middling, moderate, modest, namby-pamby, navigable, negotiable, not amiss, not bad, not half bad, not so bad, of a kind, of a sort, of sorts, OK, okay, open, presentable, pretty good, reachable, respectable, satisfactory, so so, so-so, sufficient, tedious, tenable, tidy, tolerable, traversable, unblocked, unexceptionable, unexceptional, unobjectionable, unobstructed, vapid, viable, wishy-washy, workmanlike
 

 

 

 

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