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Definitions for supportable
səˈpɔr tə bəl, -ˈpoʊr-sup·port·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bearable, endurable, sufferable, supportableadjective

    capable of being borne though unpleasant

    "sufferable punishment"


  1. supportableadjective

    Capable of being supported, upheld, maintained, or defended.

  2. supportableadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Supportableadjective

    Tolerable; to be endured. It may be observed that William Shakespeare accents the first syllable.

    Etymology: supportable, French; from support.

    As great to me, as late; and, supportable
    To make the dear loss, have I means much weaker
    Than you may call to comfort you. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Alterations in the project of uniting Christians might be very supportable, as things in their own nature indifferent. Jonathan Swift.

    I wish that whatever part of misfortunes they must bear, may be rendered supportable to them. Alexander Pope.


  1. supportable

    Supportable refers to something that can be upheld, justified, or backed up with evidence or good reasoning. It can also refer to something that can be endured, sustained, or maintained over a period of time. This term is often used in various fields such as law, science, technology and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supportableadjective

    capable of being supported, maintained, or endured; endurable

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. supportable.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supportable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supportable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of supportable in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kleinhanzl of KBW:

    Given the high amount of uncertainty in the economy, it turns out you can come up with multiple scenarios and they are all reasonable and supportable.

  2. Dana Weigel:

    It does mean penetration but it doesn't mean it's a catastrophic penetration, there's a certain size of penetration that is supportable. There's an emergency oxygen package on the suit that would feed it for a while. When we talk about EVA risk, it's generally around 1 in 2,700, so that's considered the risk of having some size of a penetration over the course over the duration of the six and a half hour EVA.

  3. David Seymour:

    To ensure we're providing certainty for both our customers and team members, we're doubling down on our efforts related to our schedule and staffing, on the scheduling front, we've ensured that our November and December are built to meet customers demand and that they are fully supportable by our staffing.

  4. Mary Cheh:

    This bill is eminently supportable, except for one aspect about it. And I asked this question of the committee as a whole.

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  • терпимый, сносныйRussian

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