con·​form·​able | \ kən-ˈfȯr-mə-bəl How to pronounce conformable (audio) \

Definition of conformable

1 : corresponding or consistent in form or character conduct conformable to their principles
2 : submissive, compliant be patient and conformable to my directions— Sir Walter Scott
3 : following in unbroken sequence used of geologic strata formed under uniform conditions

Other Words from conformable

conformably \ kən-​ˈfȯr-​mə-​blē How to pronounce conformable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of conformable in a Sentence

one of the more conformable inmates in a prison that's filled with unruly ones
Recent Examples on the Web Parker details that after a few meetings and sample swapping with the agency, Macy’s picked up her collection and the pair have dedicated its mission to approach size inclusive fashion in a fun yet conformable way. Nandi Howard, Essence, 18 May 2021 Everyone is conformable being near other people, because no one is groping anyone or looking for anything other than to maintain their own space and enjoy the music. Matt Wake |, al, 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of conformable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conformable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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