Sufferable Suf"fer*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. souffrable.] 1. Able to suffer or endure; patient. [Obs.] ``Ye must be sufferable.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. That may be suffered, tolerated, or permitted; allowable; tolerable. [1913 Webster] -- {Suf"fer*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Suf"fer*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • sufferably — adverb see suffer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sufferably — See sufferableness. * * * …   Universalium

  • sufferably — adverb In a sufferable manner …   Wiktionary

  • sufferably — suf·fer·ably …   English syllables

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  • suffer — verb (suffered; suffering) Etymology: Middle English suffren, from Anglo French suffrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferire, from Latin sufferre, from sub up + ferre to bear more at sub , bear Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to submit to or be …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sufferable — [suf′ərə bəl] adj. that can be suffered, endured, or allowed sufferably adv. * * * suf·fer·a·ble (sŭfʹər ə bəl, sŭfʹrə ) adj. Possible to suffer, endure, or permit; tolerable: sufferable punishment; sufferable difficulties.   sufʹfer·a·ble·ness n …   Universalium

  • suffer — sufferable, adj. sufferableness, n. sufferably, adv. sufferer, n. /suf euhr/, v.i. 1. to undergo or feel pain or distress: The patient is still suffering. 2. to sustain injury, disadvantage, or loss: One …   Universalium

  • sufferable — adjective That may be suffered; capable of being tolerated, endured or permitted; allowable; tolerable. Ant: insufferable See Also: sufferableness, sufferably …   Wiktionary

  • insufferably — in·sufferably …   English syllables

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