Definition of Tolerable

1. Adjective. Capable of being borne or endured. "The climate is at least tolerable"




2. Adjective. About average; acceptable. "More than adequate as a secretary"
Exact synonyms: Adequate, Fair To Middling, Passable
Similar to: Satisfactory
Derivative terms: Adequateness

Definition of Tolerable

1. a. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.

Definition of Tolerable

1. Adjective. Capable of being borne, tolerated or endured; bearable or endurable. ¹

2. Adjective. Moderate in degree; mediocre; passable, acceptable or so-so. ¹

3. Adjective. Such as to be tolerated or countenanced; permissible; allowable. ¹

4. Adjective. In fair health; passably well. ¹

5. Adverb. (dialect) tolerably; passably; moderately. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tolerable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Tolerable

1. 1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally. "As may affect tionearth 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. Tol"erableness, Tol"erably. Origin: L. Tolerabilis: cf. F. Tolerable. See Tolerate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tolerable

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Literary usage of Tolerable

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1. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"... shall be concerning John, What went ye ' more tolerable tor Tyre and Sidon ont into the wilderness to see Í A at the day of judgment, than ior you. вес? ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"faction of restoring the patient from a very discouraging state of organic disease of the lungs to tolerable, although not perfect, health. ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"... (who was about 50 Years of Age) was formerly a tolerable good Preacher, and had a good reputation, but he lost himself through his Prevarication, ..."

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