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considerable

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adjective con·sid·er·able \kən-ˈsi-dər(-ə)-bəl, -ˈsi-drə-bəl\

Definition of considerable

  1. 1 :  worth consideration :  significant a considerable artist

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of considerable

see consider


First Known Use: circa 1619


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considerable

noun con·sid·er·able

Definition of considerable

  1. :  a considerable amount, degree, or extent

Origin and Etymology of considerable

see consider


First Known Use: 1685



CONSIDERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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considerable

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adjective con·sid·er·able \kən-ˈsi-dər(-ə)-bəl, -ˈsi-drə-bəl\

Definition of considerable for English Language Learners

  • : large in size, amount, or quantity


CONSIDERABLE Defined for Kids

considerable

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

Definition of considerable for Students

  1. :  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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