bearable

adjective bear·able \ ˈber-ə-bəl \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of bearable

: capable of being borne

bearability

play \ˌber-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

bearably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of bearable in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of bearable

circa 1557

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BEARABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bearable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to bear : able to be accepted or endured


BEARABLE Defined for Kids

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adjective bear·able \ ˈber-ə-bəl \

Definition of bearable for Students

: possible to put up with


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