Synonyms and Antonyms of passable
1 capable of being traveled on <after the snowstorm ends, the roads might not be passable for the morning ride to school> Synonyms navigable, negotiable Related Words clear, cleared, free, open, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstopped Near Antonyms blocked, choked, clogged, closed, congested, dammed, jammed, obstructed, plugged (up), stopped (up), stuffed; barricaded, blockaded Antonyms impassable (also impassible), unnegotiable, unpassable
2 capable of being passed into or through <the jungle is not passable without a machete> Synonyms penetrable, permeable, pervious, porousRelated Words absorbent; breathableNear Antonyms airtight, watertight; close, compact, dense, thickAntonyms impassable (also impassible), impenetrable, impermeable, impervious, nonporous
3 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards <that's a passable paper> Synonyms acceptable, all right, decent, fairish, fine, good, OK (or okay), adequate, respectable, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerableRelated Words agreeable, bearable, endurable, sufferable; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, minimal; common, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-rate, so-so; standard, unexceptional; appropriate, correct, due, fitting, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfyingNear Antonyms disagreeable, disreputable, improper, indecent, objectionable, unfit, unsuitable, unworthy, useless, wrong; bad, cheap, defective, faulty, imperfect, incomplete, lamentable, pitiful, shoddy; dissatisfying; insufficient, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, poor, scanty, shabby, short, skimpy, spare, stingy; insufferable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; atrocious, execrable, miserable, vile, wretched; exceptional, exquisite, extreme, fancy, first-class, high-grade, matchless, maximized, maximum, optimal, optimum, peerless, preeminent, premium, special, supreme, unmatched, unparalleled; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderfulAntonyms deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting
4 of average to below average quality <the actor's Scottish accent is passable at best> Synonyms common, fair, indifferent, medium, middling, ordinary, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate, so-soRelated Words acceptable, adequate, all right, alright, decent, OK (or okay), reasonable, satisfactory, sufficient, sufficing, tolerable; moderate, modest; presentable, respectable; minimal, unexceptional; fine, good, niceNear Antonyms A1, capital, choice, classic, distinguished, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), matchless, maximum, nifty, number one (also No. 1), optimal, optimum, outstanding, par excellence, peerless, preeminent, prime, sensational, special, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supreme, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch; unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting
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