Definition of Bearable

1. Adjective. Capable of being borne though unpleasant. "Sufferable punishment"

Exact synonyms: Endurable, Sufferable, Supportable
Similar to: Tolerable
Derivative terms: Bear



Definition of Bearable

1. a. Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable.

Definition of Bearable

1. Adjective. Able to be borne; tolerable; endurable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bearable

1. bear [adj] - See also: bear

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bearable

bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness
bearabilities
bearability
bearable (current term)
bearableness
bearably
bearbaiting
bearbaitings
bearberries
bearberry
bearberry willow
bearbind
bearbine
bearbines
bearcat
bearcats
bearcub

Literary usage of Bearable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1894)
"has come down to deliver us ill them, and so makes them not only bearable, but fertile in eternal consequences. Christ led the way for His own to the rest ..."

2. The National Review edited by Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot (1860)
"And why do men in Germany never go to one but by special invitation, with a supper to make it bearable ? They are as fond of their homes as the French, ..."

3. A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness (1880)
"Simple nature, however defective, is better than the least objectionable affectation ; and, defects for defects, those which are natural are more bearable ..."

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