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Definitions of tolerable

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. capable of being tolerated; "sufferable difficulties" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. able to be tolerated or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. capable of being borne; "tolerable noise levels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Capable of being borne or endured; as, his conduct was scarcelv tolerable; endurable; supportable; fairly good; as, the work was tolerable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That may be endured; moderately good. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Passably good; commonplace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Supportable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Allowable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. That may be endured; supportable, either physically or mentally; moderately good or agreeable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for tolerable

  1. His command of French was tolerable he experienced no difficulty in comprehending the good woman's instructions. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. Freed from the attack of his enemies, he might, had his health been only tolerable have looked forward to a high command in the war just about to break out with the colonists of North America. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
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