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 considerably (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 The considerable public divide that predated May 4 grew vastly wider immediately after the shots were fired. Bob Dyer, cincinnati.com, "Iconic image from Kent State shootings stokes the fires of anti-Vietnam War sentiment," 2 May 2020 Sending a strong signal Because of these considerable challenges, viable legal claims related to COVID-19 are likely to be extremely rare. Timothy D. Lytton, The Conversation, "Why offering businesses immunity from coronavirus liability is a bad idea," 1 May 2020 This structure places elderly Indians at considerable risk from catching diseases from younger family members, especially asymptomatic ones. Anup Malani, Quartz India, "Why does India have so few Covid-19 cases and deaths?," 16 Apr. 2020 Moreover, getting sick in Lake Tahoe, or some other rural location, might mean getting better healthcare in the short term, even as if exposes other people to considerable risk. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "The exodus of the wealthy from cities reveals the problems with individualism," 1 Apr. 2020 At a time when cleaning supplies are invaluable and hand-washing is a national activity, people who clean professionally, like Vanessa, have watched their jobs take on new meaning—and considerable new risks. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "'No One Mentions the People Who Clean It Up': What It's Like to Clean Professionally During the COVID-19 Outbreak," 31 Mar. 2020 His improvement with changing teams is considerable, as PFF gave him a 66.3 grade in 10 games with Arizona and a 78.5 grade with the Titans. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Resetting the top available 2020 NFL free agents on Friday: Who’s left to sign?," 20 Mar. 2020 Based on sheer numbers alone, the Dallas area’s Muslim community went to considerable time and effort to collect and make two sizeable donations to Parkland Memorial Hospital on Friday. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, "Dallas area’s Muslim community coordinates to provide masks, meals to Parkland Hospital -- and more help on the way," 17 Apr. 2020 Suppression efforts inflict considerable damage on the economy, reducing activity by about $36 billion per week, the study estimates. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "White House Economists Warned in 2019 a Pandemic Could Devastate America," 31 Mar. 2020

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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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9 May 2020

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“Considerable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considerable. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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considerable

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How to pronounce considerable (audio)

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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