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Meaning of TOLERABLE

Pronunciation:  'tâlurubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  capable of being borne; "tolerable noise levels"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  capable of being tolerated; "sufferable difficulties"
  4. [adj]  able to be tolerated or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable"
 

TOLERABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: acceptable, bearable, endurable, indifferent, ordinary, passable, permissible, so-so(p), sufferable, supportable
 
 Antonyms: intolerable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tol"er*a*ble\, a. [L. tolerabilis: cf. F.
tol['e]rable. See {Tolerate}.]
1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either
   physically or mentally.

         As may affect the earth with cold and heat Scarce
         tolerable.                            --Milton.

2. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very
   excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or
   received without disgust, resentment, or opposition;
   passable; as, a tolerable administration; a tolerable
   entertainment; a tolerable translation. --Dryden. --
   {Tol"er*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Tol"er*a*bly}, adv.

 

 

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