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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Verizon, which already owned a considerable amount of airwaves in the 28 GHz band before the auction, spent $521 million. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "5G Hype Fails to Ignite Much Bidding for 5G Airwave Rights," 4 June 2019 With Mercury in your house of personal resources, finances, and self-esteem included, getting your money organized can occupy a considerable amount of headspace in the weeks to come. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Gemini Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 Human bodies are mostly water-based, after all, and the body expends a considerable amount of energy, keeping those pH levels within a healthy range. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Micro-Submarines Could Deliver Medicine in the Body Without Surgery," 28 May 2019 Hegerberg, the first female Ballon d’Or winner, and Lyon showed off their considerable strengths by thrashing Barcelona 4-1 in the final to win their fourth consecutive Women’s Champions League on Saturday. Pablo Gorondi, The Seattle Times, "Lyon beats Barcelona 4-1 to win Women’s Champions League," 18 May 2019 Such tragedies, of course, were about the downfall of bigshots, but long before Arthur Miller and Willy Loman came along, novelists were inviting us (with considerable success) to lament the ruin of those who never rose very far in the first place. Daniel Akst, WSJ, "‘The Hazards of Good Fortune’ Review: An Unforgiven Overreacher," 5 Oct. 2018 Boston Globe via Getty Images The considerable cost of child care Rent and education will always be huge budget items for families. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids," 19 June 2018 But these policies come at considerable cost for the government using them. Anna Oltman, Washington Post, "Does separating families at the border discourage immigration? Here’s what the research says.," 31 May 2018 As a head coach of a team at a pricey private school, Schloss has to be far more creative in recruiting players to his team, and to cover the considerable costs of scholarships. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Don't blame Schloss if he leaves TCU," 28 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 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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