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 The tragic deaths of Daunte Wright and George Floyd at the hands of the police have justifiably drawn considerable attention. Amanda Agan, Time, "A New Study Reveals that Not Prosecuting People for Nonviolent Misdemeanors May Actually Reduce Crime," 4 May 2021 While the potential of modular housing has attracted considerable attention in the past decade, the first large batch of residential buildings using the method is only now being completed. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, "Stocky modular buildings are popping up in East Bay. They look surprisingly good," 10 Apr. 2021 And there are two players who could attract considerable attention if they are bought out. BostonGlobe.com, "Is Rajon Rondo a Hall of Famer? It’s a great question," 10 Apr. 2021 Saturday’s Connecticut-Iowa game will be televised on ABC and feature the matchup of Paige Bueckers and Caitlin Clark, freshman guards who have received considerable national attention this season. USA Today, "'I assumed they were treating us fairly:' Why can't NCAA get women's basketball right?," 27 Mar. 2021 The issue has drawn considerable attention from labor groups that were dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court three years ago. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court conservatives turn skeptical eye on rule helping unions organize farmer workers," 22 Mar. 2021 Shorting of stock has attracted considerable media attention since the GameStop GME -0.7% saga. Frank Van Gansbeke, Forbes, "Sustainability And The Downfall Of Danone CEO Faber (2/2)," 20 Mar. 2021 Nonetheless, Rodimer is stealing considerable attention in the 23-candidate special election to succeed the late North Texas Congressman Ron Wright, who died in February after contracting COVID-19. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Garcia: Former wrestler is the wild card in congressional special election," 19 Mar. 2021 Gordon's departure from the department tasked with spearheading Michigan's fight against COVID-19 has drawn considerable attention and ire. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer, ex-health department director Robert Gordon drop confidential clause in deal," 18 Mar. 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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“Considerable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considerable. Accessed 11 May. 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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