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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Among Democrats, Sanders, Warren and former Housing Secretary Julián Castro had considerable donations of $200 or less — a sign of grass-roots support. Los Angeles Times, "A surging Harris lags in fundraising, while Buttigieg leads the Democratic pack," 16 July 2019 But for all its good intentions and weighty sociopolitical resonance, The Rolling Stone disappointingly fails to live up to its considerable ambitions. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Rolling Stone': Theater Review," 16 July 2019 Few in the rest of the cast quite rise to the level of Joan and Wells, although Annabelle Fox, as Ellie’s queen-bee nemesis, and Lindsey Alley, as Katherine’s beleaguered assistant, bring considerable spark to their scenes. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "An enjoyable tale of transformation in North Shore Music Theatre’s ‘Freaky Friday’," 15 July 2019 What can’t be argued is that the night was full of highlights and keeps AEW’s considerable buzz going into its next big show, All Out, on Aug. 31 in Chicago. Jay Reddick, orlandosentinel.com, "AEW Fight for the Fallen: Young Bucks defeat Rhodes brothers in emotional main event," 14 July 2019 Ravel, Gershwin and Stravinsky – poses considerable technical and interpretive challenges to the musicians involved. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO review: A bracing evening of Gershwin, Ravel and Stravinsky," 14 July 2019 The DRC’s Ministry of Health has received considerable support from several partners, among them, the World Health Organisation. Benjamin Kagina, Quartz Africa, "DR Congo’s Ebola crisis has led to children dying from measles," 12 July 2019 But prosecutors said in the new court papers that the wealthy financier is worth more than $500 million and poses a considerable flight risk. NBC News, "Jeffrey Epstein tampered with witnesses, sent $350K to 2 people: prosecutors," 12 July 2019 Sewing, who replaced John Cryan in the role last year, may have inherited the institution’s considerable troubles, but he’s now charged with shepherding Deutsche through what’s sure to be a painful process over the next few years. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "At Deutsche Bank, How Two Decades of Disarray Culminated in ‘Bloody Sunday’," 12 July 2019

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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 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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