de·​fer·​ra·​ble di-ˈfər-ə-bəl How to pronounce deferrable (audio)
: capable of or suitable or eligible for being deferred
deferrable noun

Examples of deferrable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the triangular crisis of Ukraine, Iran, and Palestine, the last issue seems the most deferrable at present. Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2022 The funds, totaling up to $20 million, may only be used for non-deferrable operational costs not covered by other federal programs. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 20 Feb. 2022 Bill payments will also be deferrable, on a temporary basis. David Meyer, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2021 Those loans have a 3.75% interest rate and are deferrable for a year. Dallas News, 11 Dec. 2020

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Word History


defer entry 1 + -able

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deferrable was in 1943

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“Deferrable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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