bearable
adjective Date: circa 1550 capable of being borne • bearability nounbearably adverb

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  • Bearable — Bear a*ble, a. Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable. {Bear a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearable — index fair (satisfactory), passable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bearable — endurable, mid 15c., from BEAR (Cf. bear) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Bearably …   Etymology dictionary

  • bearable — [adj] endurable acceptable, admissible, allowable, livable, manageable, passable, satisfactory, sufferable, supportable, sustainable, tolerable; concept 529 Ant. intolerable, unbearable, unendurable, unmanageable …   New thesaurus

  • bearable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be endured. DERIVATIVES bearably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • bearable — [ber′ə bəl] adj. that can be borne or endured; tolerable bearably adv …   English World dictionary

  • bearable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ The camaraderie among fellow employees made the tedious work just bearable. ▪ find sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • bearable — bear|a|ble [ˈbeərəbəl US ˈber ] adj something that is bearable is difficult or unpleasant, but you can deal with it ≠ ↑unbearable ▪ His friendship was the one thing that made life bearable. >bearably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bearable — bear|a|ble [ berəbl ] adjective something that is bearable is difficult or unpleasant, but you are able to accept or deal with it: Only love could have made such poverty bearable. ─ opposite UNBEARABLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bearable — [[t]be͟ərəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If something is bearable, you feel that you can accept it or deal with it. A cool breeze made the heat pleasantly bearable. Syn: tolerable …   English dictionary

  • bearable — adjective something that is bearable is difficult or unpleasant, but you can deal with it: His friendship was the only thing that made life bearable. bearably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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