AskDefine | Define tolerable

Dictionary Definition

tolerable adj
1 able to be tolerated or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable" [ant: intolerable]
2 neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French" [syn: indifferent, passable, so-so(p)]

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English

Adjective

tolerable
  1. Capable of being borne, tolerated or endured; bearable or endurable.
  2. Moderate in degree; mediocre; passable, acceptable or so-so.
  3. Such as to be tolerated or countenanced; permissible; allowable.
  4. In fair health; passably well.

Antonyms

Capable of being borne, tolerated or endured; bearable or endurable
Moderate in degree; mediocre; passable, acceptable or so-so
Such as to be tolerated or countenanced; permissible; allowable
In fair health; passably well
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Adverb

tolerable

Spanish

Etymology

Latin tolerabĭlis

Adjective

  1. tolerable

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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