Tolerable Tol"er*a*ble, a. [L. tolerabilis: cf. F. tol['e]rable. See {Tolerate}.] 1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally. [1913 Webster]

As may affect the earth with cold and heat Scarce tolerable. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] -- {Tol"er*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Tol"er*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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