contemplable

adjective con·tem·pla·ble \kənˈtempləbəl\

Definition of contemplable

  1. :  capable of being contemplated she found the nearer past … framed and contemplable like the pictures on the wall — Dorothy M. Richardson

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Origin and Etymology of contemplable

Latin contemplabilis, from contemplari contemplate + -abilis -able


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