considerable

adjective
con·​sid·​er·​able | \ kən-ˈsi-dər(-ə)-bəl How to pronounce considerable (audio) , -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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Other Words from considerable

Adjective

considerably \ kən-​ˈsi-​dər(-​ə)-​blē How to pronounce considerable (audio) , -​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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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Staying healthy will be a considerable factor in that decision, as will whether his cap space can better be utilized elsewhere. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Would DeMarcus Cousins make sense for Heat (and would Heat make sense for Cousins)?," 21 Feb. 2021 Beyond Elliott’s considerable driving skills, his formula for success very well could be an embrace of variety in a sport long confined to racing on ovals. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Chase Elliott eyes Daytona road course win after tough week," 20 Feb. 2021 In 2011 an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing 18,500 people, wiping away neighborhoods, depositing fuels, sludge and toxic chemicals across a considerable landscape. WSJ, "Texas-Style Blackouts Are the Future," 19 Feb. 2021 Other political organizations have also built considerable followings on the site, such as the New Civil Rights Movement, which has nearly 8,000 members. Christopher Hutton, Washington Examiner, "Clubhouse attempts to work its way into the social media space dominated by Big Tech," 18 Feb. 2021 The divergent fates of these two governors speak to a considerable difference between Democratic and Republican constituencies. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Andrew Cuomo Wishes He Were Ron DeSantis," 17 Feb. 2021 Rosalia Colita and Martina chef/owner Daniel del Prado has turned his considerable talents to pizza, with dazzling results. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Our food writers pick their favorite pizza places in the Twin Cities," 17 Feb. 2021 Texas Senator Ted Cruz — who has been up against considerable blowback for other political moves as of late — was among those whose tweets resurfaced Tuesday night, as millions of his constituents remained without access to electricity. Shannon Larson, BostonGlobe.com, "Texas Republicans mocked California power outages. With their state now facing a disastrous storm, Cruz and others are facing backlash," 17 Feb. 2021 But for Republicans, even rhetorical blasts at Trump carry considerable risk. Los Angeles Times, "Loyalty to Trump remains the fault line for Republicans," 14 Feb. 2021

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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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25 Feb 2021

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“Considerable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considerable. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce considerable (audio) \

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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