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considerable

adjective con·sid·er·able \ kən-ˈsi-dər(-ə)-bəl , -ˈsi-drə-bəl \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of considerable

1 :worth consideration :significant
  • a considerable artist
2 :large in extent or degree
  • a considerable number
  • She was in considerable pain.
  • The trial attracted considerable public attention.

considerably

play \kən-ˈsi-dər(-ə)-blē, -ˈsi-drə-blē\ adverb

Examples of considerable in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of considerable


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considerable

noun

Definition of considerable

:a considerable amount, degree, or extent

Origin and Etymology of considerable



CONSIDERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

considerable

adjective

Definition of considerable for English Language Learners

  • : large in size, amount, or quantity


CONSIDERABLE Defined for Kids

considerable

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

Definition of considerable for Students

:rather large in extent, amount, or size
  • a considerable distance
  • I was in considerable pain.

considerably

\-blē\ adverb
  • The repair was considerably more expensive than expected.


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