adjective Date: 1796 capable of being endured ; bearableendurably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • endurable — [ ɑ̃dyrabl ] adj. • 1571; de endurer ♦ Qu on peut endurer. Une douleur difficilement endurable. ⇒ supportable. ● endurable adjectif Que l on peut endurer : Une douleur difficilement endurable. ● endurable (synonymes) adjectif Que l on peu …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Endurable — En*dur a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. endurable. See {Endure}.] Capable of being endured or borne; sufferable. Macaulay. {En*dur a*ble*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endurable — c.1600, “able to endure,” from ENDURE (Cf. endure) + ABLE (Cf. able). Meaning “able to be endured” is from c.1800 …   Etymology dictionary

  • endurable — [adj] tolerable bearable, livable, sufferable, supportable, sustainable; concept 548 Ant. changeable, intolerable, tiring, unendurable …   New thesaurus

  • endurable — [en door′ə bəl, endyoor′ə bəl; indoor′ə bəl, indyoor′ə bəl] adj. that can be endured; bearable endurably adv …   English World dictionary

  • endurable — (an du ra bl ) adj. Qui peut être enduré. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Endurable, COTGRAVE . ÉTYMOLOGIE    Endurer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • endurable — en|dur|a|ble [ınˈdjuərəbəl US ınˈdur ] adj formal if a bad situation is endurable, you can accept it, even though it is difficult or painful = ↑bearable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • endurable — endure ► VERB 1) suffer (something painful and prolonged) patiently. 2) tolerate. 3) remain in existence. DERIVATIVES endurable adjective. ORIGIN Latin indurare harden …   English terms dictionary

  • endurable — endurability, endurableness, n. endurably, adv. /en door euh beuhl, dyoor /, adj. capable of being endured; bearable; tolerable. [1600 10; ENDURE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • endurable — adjective a) Able to be endured; tolerable; bearable. b) Capable of enduring; likely to endure; durable …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”