adjective \ˈber-ə-bəl\

: possible to bear : able to be accepted or endured

Full Definition of BEARABLE

:  capable of being borne
bear·abil·i·ty \ˌber-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
bear·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of BEARABLE

  1. He's in a great deal of pain, but the medication makes it bearable.
  2. <the pain from a sprained ankle is annoying but bearable>

First Known Use of BEARABLE

circa 1550

Rhymes with BEARABLE


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