tolerable


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tol·er·a·ble

 (tŏl′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being tolerated; endurable: found the workload tolerable and so kept the job.
2. Acceptable but not superior; passable: "This encouraged me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer" (Benjamin Franklin). See Synonyms at average.

tol′er·a·bil′i·ty, tol′er·a·ble·ness n.
tol′er·a·bly adv.

tolerable

(ˈtɒlərəbəl)
adj
1. able to be tolerated; endurable
2. permissible
3. informal fairly good
ˈtolerableness, ˌtoleraˈbility n
ˈtolerably adv

tol•er•a•ble

(ˈtɒl ər ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being tolerated; endurable.
2. fairly good; not bad.
3. Chiefly Dial. in fair health.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin tolerābilis=tolerā(re) to tolerate + -bilis -ble]
tol′er•a•ble•ness, tol`er•a•bil′i•ty, n.
tol′er•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tolerable - capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable"
permissible, allowable - that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"
intolerable, unbearable, unendurable - incapable of being put up with; "an intolerable degree of sentimentality"
2.tolerable - about averagetolerable - about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

tolerable

adjective
1. bearable, acceptable, allowable, supportable, endurable, sufferable He described their living conditions as tolerable.
bearable unacceptable, intolerable, unbearable, insufferable, unendurable
2. (Informal) fair, O.K. or okay (informal), middling, average, all right, ordinary, acceptable, reasonable, good enough, adequate, indifferent, not bad (informal), mediocre, so-so (informal), run-of-the-mill, passable, unexceptional, fairly good, fair to middling Is there anywhere tolerable to eat in town?
fair bad, awful, dreadful, rotten

tolerable

adjective
1. Capable of being tolerated:
2. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
Translations
جيِّديُمْكِن إحْتِماله
přijatelnýsnesitelný
udholdelig
òokkaleguròolanlegur
znosen
dayanılıroldukça iyitahammül edilebilir

tolerable

[ˈtɒlərəbl] ADJ
1. (= bearable) [pain, heat] → soportable, tolerable
2. (= not too bad) [film, food] → pasable

tolerable

[ˈtɒlərəbəl] adj
(= bearable) → tolérable
(= fairly good) → passable

tolerable

adj (lit) pain, noise level etcerträglich; (fig: = not too bad also) → annehmbar, leidlich, passabel (inf); to keep something at a tolerable leveletw im erträglichen Rahmen or im Rahmen des Erträglichen halten; how are you? — tolerablewie gehts dir? — ganz leidlich or passabel (inf); to be tolerable to somebodyfür jdn annehmbar sein

tolerable

[ˈtɒlərəbl] adj
a. (bearable) → sopportabile, tollerabile
b. (fairly good) → passabile, discreto/a

tolerate

(ˈtoləreit) verb
to bear or endure; to put up with. I couldn't tolerate his rudeness.
ˈtolerable adjective
1. able to be borne or endured. The heat was barely tolerable.
2. quite good. The food was tolerable.
ˈtolerance noun
1. the ability to be fair and understanding to people whose ways, opinions etc are different from one's own. We should always try to show tolerance to other people.
2. the ability to resist the effects of eg a drug. If you take a drug regularly, your body gradually acquires a tolerance of it.
ˈtolerant adjective
showing tolerance. He's very tolerant towards his neighbours.
ˈtolerantly adverb
ˌtoleˈration noun
1. the act of tolerating. His toleration of her behaviour amazed me.
2. tolerance, especially in religious matters. The government passed a law of religious toleration.
References in classic literature ?
Yes," thought Hepzibah, with grief of which it was only the more tolerable portion that welled up from her heart to her eyelids, "they persecuted his mother in him
There had been a period when Hester was less alive to this consideration; or, perhaps, in the misanthropy of her own trouble, she left the minister to bear what she might picture to herself as a more tolerable doom.
In strange contrast to the hardly tolerable constraint and nameless invisible domineerings of the captain's table, was the entire care-free license and ease, the almost frantic democracy of those inferior fellows the harpooneers.
But the added power of the boat did not equal the added power of the whale, for he seemed to have treble-banked his every fin; swimming with a velocity which plainly showed, that if now, under these circumstances, pushed on, the chase would prove an indefinitely prolonged, if not a hopeless one; nor could any crew endure for so long a period, such an unintermitted, intense straining at the oar; a thing barely tolerable only in some one brief vicissitude.
In the day of a future judgment, these very considerations may make it more tolerable for him than for you.
Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, with goggles on, had just come to live with her, and took a set at me now with a spelling-book.
You do not know it I dare say, but two or three years ago I had a great passion for taking likenesses, and attempted several of my friends, and was thought to have a tolerable eye in general.
The Dashwoods were now settled at Barton with tolerable comfort to themselves.
For he was furnished with that completeness that if the coach-lamps had been blown and stormed out, which did occasionally happen, he had only to shut himself up inside, keep the flint and steel sparks well off the straw, and get a light with tolerable safety and ease (if he were lucky) in five minutes.
Even when I did get through the morning with tolerable credit, there was not much gained but dinner; for Miss Murdstone never could endure to see me untasked, and if I rashly made any show of being unemployed, called her brother's attention to me by saying, 'Clara, my dear, there's nothing like work - give your boy an exercise'; which caused me to be clapped down to some new labour, there and then.
Consequence, my father didn't make objections to my going to work; so I went to work to work at my present calling, which were his too, if he would have followed it, and I worked tolerable hard, I assure you, Pip.
ADAM, by sad experiment I know How little weight my words with thee can finde, Found so erroneous, thence by just event Found so unfortunate; nevertheless, Restor'd by thee, vile as I am, to place Of new acceptance, hopeful to regaine Thy Love, the sole contentment of my heart, Living or dying from thee I will not hide What thoughts in my unquiet brest are ris'n, Tending to som relief of our extremes, Or end, though sharp and sad, yet tolerable, As in our evils, and of easier choice.