adjective \ˈtä-lə-rə-bəl, ˈtäl-rə-; ˈtä-lər-bəl\

: unpleasant but able to be accepted or tolerated

: good enough to be accepted but not very good

Full Definition of TOLERABLE

:  capable of being borne or endured <tolerable pain>
:  moderately good or agreeable :  passable <a tolerable singing voice>
tol·er·a·bil·i·ty \ˌtä-lə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌtäl-rə-\ noun
tol·er·a·bly \ˈtä-lə-rə-blē, ˈtäl-rə-; ˈtä-lər-blē\ adverb

Examples of TOLERABLE

  1. The heat was tolerable for only a short time.
  2. <stubbing your toe is at least a more tolerable pain than breaking your foot>

First Known Use of TOLERABLE

15th century


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