Definitions for tolerableˈtɒl ər ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tol•er•a•bleˈtɒl ər ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being tolerated; endurable.

  2. fairly good; not bad.

  3. Chiefly Dial. in fair health.

    Category: Informal

Origin of tolerable:

1375–1425; late ME < L tolerābilis=tolerā(re) to tolerate+-bilis -ble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tolerable(adj)

    capable of being borne or endured

    "the climate is at least tolerable"

  2. adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable(adj)

    about average; acceptable

    "more than adequate as a secretary"


  1. tolerable(Adverb)

    tolerably; passably; moderately.

  2. tolerable(Adjective)

    Capable of being borne, tolerated or endured; bearable or endurable.

  3. tolerable(Adjective)

    Moderate in degree; mediocre; passable, acceptable or so-so.

  4. tolerable(Adjective)

    Such as to be tolerated or countenanced; permissible; allowable.

  5. tolerable(Adjective)

    In fair health; passably well.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tolerable(adj)

    capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally

  2. Tolerable(adj)

    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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


able to be borne or endured

The heat was barely tolerable.

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