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1considerable

adjective con·sid·er·able \-ˈsi-dər(-ə)-bəl, -ˈsi-drə-bəl\

: large in size, amount, or quantity

Full Definition of CONSIDERABLE

1
:  worth consideration :  significant <a considerable artist>
2
:  large in extent or degree <a considerable number>
con·sid·er·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of CONSIDERABLE

  1. We received a considerable number of complaints.
  2. She was in considerable pain.
  3. We have already wasted a considerable amount of time and money.
  4. The murder trial attracted considerable public attention.
  5. Damage to the vehicle was considerable.

First Known Use of CONSIDERABLE

circa 1619

2considerable

noun

Definition of CONSIDERABLE

:  a considerable amount, degree, or extent

First Known Use of CONSIDERABLE

1685
CONSIDERABLE Defined for Kids

considerable

adjective con·sid·er·able \kən-ˈsi-də-rə-bəl\

Definition of CONSIDERABLE for Kids

:  rather large in extent, amount, or size <a considerable distance> <I was in considerable pain.>
con·sid·er·ably \-blē\ adverb <The repair was considerably more expensive than expected.>

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