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 ?
I fixed in the stumps so artificially, scraping and sloping them with my knife toward the points, that I made a very tolerable comb; which was a seasonable supply, my own being so much broken in the teeth, that it was almost useless: neither did I know any artist in that country so nice and exact, as would undertake to make me another.
I thought it probable enough that Blanche Stroeve would not continue to find life with Strickland tolerable, but one of the falsest of proverbs is that you must lie on the bed that you have made.
Her grateful and gratified heart could hardly restrain its expressions within the language of tolerable calmness.
An honest and natural slum dialect is more tolerable than the attempt of a phonetically untaught person to imitate the vulgar dialect of the golf club; and I am sorry to say that in spite of the efforts of our Academy of Dramatic Art, there is still too much sham golfing English on our stage, and too little of the noble English of Forbes Robertson.
It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain.
Our heroine looked as directed, and saw a vessel moving with tolerable rapidity up the river, within a short distance from them.
He had frequently observed, as he walked, that one handsome face would be followed by thirty, or five-and-thirty frights; and once, as he had stood in a shop on Bond Street, he had counted eighty-seven women go by, one after another, without there being a tolerable face among them.
They were met at the door of the hotel by the manager, a stout, pleasant man, who spoke tolerable English; Mr.
The winds, which swept this naked height, had whirled all the snow into the valley beneath, so that the horses found tolerable winter pasturage on the dry grass which remained exposed.
This place was a tolerable long, steep hill or ridge about forty foot high.
In fact, it is possible for a third person to be very intimate, nay even to live long in the same house, with a married couple, who have any tolerable discretion, and not even guess at the sour sentiments which they bear to each other: for though the whole day may be sometimes too short for hatred, as well as for love; yet the many hours which they naturally spend together, apart from all observers, furnish people of tolerable moderation with such ample opportunity for the enjoyment of either passion, that, if they love, they can support being a few hours in company without toying, or if they hate, without spitting in each other's faces.
"My Father's house is situated in Bedfordshire, my Aunt's in Middlesex, and tho' I flatter myself with being a tolerable proficient in Geography, I know not how it happened, but I found myself entering this beautifull Vale which I find is in South Wales, when I had expected to have reached my Aunts."