tolerable

  • 1 tolérable — [ tɔlerabl ] adj. • 1314; lat. tolerabilis 1 ♦ Qu on peut tolérer, considérer avec indulgence, excuser. ⇒ acceptable, admissible, excusable . « Une négligence continuelle n est pas tolérable » (Voltaire). 2 ♦ (fin XIVe) Qu on peut supporter. ⇒… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 tolerable — Tolerable. adj. de t.g. Qu on peut tolerer. Pensez vous que cela soit tolerable? cela n est pas tolerable. cela est en quelque façon tolerable …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 tolerable — (adj.) early 15c., bearable, from M.Fr. tolerable (14c.), from L. tolerabilis that may be endured, from tolerare to tolerate (see TOLERATION (Cf. toleration)). Meaning moderate, middling, not bad is recorded from 1540s. Related: Tolerably …

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  • 5 tolerable — [täl′ər ə bəl] adj. [ME tollerabill < MFr tolérable < L tolerabilis] 1. that can be tolerated; endurable 2. fairly good; passable 3. Informal in reasonably good health tolerability n. tolerably adv …

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  • 6 tolerable — index admissible, allowable, allowed, considerable, fair (satisfactory), imperfect, marginal, mediocre …

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  • 7 tolerable — [adj] acceptable, good enough adequate, allowable, all right, average, bearable, better than nothing*, common, decent, endurable, fair, fairly good, fair to middling*, goodish*, indifferent, livable, mediocre, middling*, not bad*, okay*, ordinary …

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  • 8 tolerable — Tolerable, Tolerabilis …

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  • 9 tolerable — (Del lat. tolerabĭlis). adj. Que se puede tolerar …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 10 tolerable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be tolerated. 2) fairly good. DERIVATIVES tolerability noun tolerably adverb …

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  • 11 tolerable — [[t]tɒ̱lərəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as tolerable, you mean that you can bear it, even though it is unpleasant or painful. The levels of tolerable pain vary greatly from individual to individual... He described their… …

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  • 12 tolerable — ► adjetivo Que puede ser tolerado o soportado: ■ hace daño pero es tolerable; su conducta no es tolerable. ANTÓNIMO intolerable * * * tolerable adj. Susceptible de ser tolerado. ⊚ Susceptible de ser aguantado: ‘El dolor es ahora tolerable’. ⊚ No… …

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  • 13 tolerable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sth, render sth ▪ find sth ▪ She inspected the rooms and found them perfectly tolerable …

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  • 14 TOLÉRABLE — adj. des deux genres Qu on peut tolérer, qu on peut supporter. Pensez vous que cela soit tolérable ? Si c est un défaut, il est bien tolérable. Cette douleur n est pas tolérable …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 tolérable — (to lé ra bl ) adj. Qu on peut supporter, tolérer. Cela n est pas tolérable. •   Avant que l Égypte pût devenir une habitation tolérable, VOLT. Déf. de mon oncle, 17. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Vices grans et non tolerables, ORESME Thèse de… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 tolerable — tol|e|ra|ble [ˈtɔlərəbəl US ˈta: ] adj 1.) a situation that is tolerable is not very good, but you are able to accept it ≠ ↑intolerable →↑tolerate ▪ The apartment is really too small, but it s tolerable for the time being. 2.) unpleasant or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 tolerable — adjective 1 a situation that is tolerable is not very good, but you are able to accept it: The apartment is really too small, but it s tolerable for the time being. 2 unpleasant or painful and only just able to be accepted: The heat in this room… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 tolerable — adjective Date: 15th century 1. capable of being borne or endured < tolerable pain > 2. moderately good or agreeable ; passable < a tolerable singing voice > • tolerability noun • tolerably adverb …

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  • 19 TOLÉRABLE — adj. des deux genres Qu’on peut tolérer, qu’on peut supporter. Pensez vous que cela soit tolérable? Cette douleur n’est pas tolérable …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 tolerable — adjective 1) a tolerable noise level Syn: bearable, endurable, supportable, acceptable Ant: intolerable 2) he had a tolerable voice Syn: fairly good, passable, adequate …

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