Superableness
Superable Su"per*a*ble, a. [L. superabilis, from superare to go over, to surmount, fr. super above, over.] Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable. [1913 Webster]

Antipathies are generally superable by a single effort. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] -- {Su"per*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Su"per*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • superableness — noun see superable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superableness — See superable. * * * …   Universalium

  • superableness — su·per·a·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • superableness — noun see superable …   Useful english dictionary

  • superable — adjective Etymology: Latin superabilis, from superare to surmount more at insuperable Date: 1629 capable of being overcome or conquered • superableness noun • superably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superably — See superableness. * * * …   Universalium

  • superable — superability, superableness, n. superably, adv. /sooh peuhr euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being overcome; surmountable. [1620 30; < L superabilis, equiv. to supera(re) to overcome (deriv. of super; see SUPER ) + bilis BLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • superability — noun a) superableness; the ability of an obstacle to be overcome. But if I was cheered at the superability of the moral obstacle, I quailed before the intellectual and educational test... b) Exceptional ability. ...it may be maintained that a… …   Wiktionary

  • superability — ˌsüp(ə)rəˈbiləd.ē noun Etymology: superable + ity : superableness …   Useful english dictionary

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