considerable

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

Definition of considerable 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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.

considerable

noun

Definition of considerable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a considerable amount, degree, or extent

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Adjective

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

Examples of considerable in a Sentence

Adjective

We received a considerable number of complaints. She was in considerable pain. We have already wasted a considerable amount of time and money. The murder trial attracted considerable public attention. Damage to the vehicle was considerable.
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Twitter probably will have to devote considerable resources to keep this war on bots and trolls going. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Twitter's fake account purge can help turn the tide against influence campaigns," 9 July 2018 The Eagles lose a considerable amount of talent entering next season. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Eventful ending: Sandburg loses in third-place game despite strong effort from Notre Dame recruit Evan Tenuta," 10 June 2018 With a population of 3,000 and a considerable sheep-to-person ratio, the small Somerset town of Bruton might seem sleepy at first glance–but this rural area of rolling hills and rustic storefronts is anything but tired. Jaimie Potters, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is The Small British Town You Haven’t Heard of–But Need to Visit," 31 May 2018 No surprise, then, that the Dolphins spent considerable draft resources on fixing the problem. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "A Miami Dolphins coach gives an unvarnished assessment of Kiko Alonso's 2017 season," 30 May 2018 Hospitals have spent considerable resources trying to reduce the number of preventable mistakes that doctors and nurses make, such as skipping hand washing. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "Do Doctors and Nurses Skip Hand Washing? Cue the Video," 28 May 2018 In Minnesota, a state with a sizable coal fleet and access to considerable wind resources, that means continued focus on the power sector. Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American, "Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States," 17 Apr. 2018 Debates continue today as to whether transgender people should be allowed to serve in the US military, but polling shows considerable support. Grace Sparks, CNN, "Marriage is the least of LGBTQ+ issues at the start of Pride Month," 1 June 2018 If al-Maliki's State of Law joins forces with al-Fatah, which also enjoys considerable support from Iran, to take more seats in parliament than al-Abadi's list, al-Abadi is unlikely to be named to the premiership again. Fox News, "Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won't he sweep Iraq's elections?," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of considerable

Adjective

circa 1619, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for considerable

Adjective

see consider

Noun

see consider

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The first known use of considerable was circa 1619

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considerable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of considerable

: large in size, amount, or quantity

considerable

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

Kids Definition of considerable

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

Other words from considerable

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

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