en·​dur·​able in-ˈdu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce endurable (audio)
: capable of being endured : bearable
in-ˈdu̇r-ə-blē How to pronounce endurable (audio)

Examples of endurable in a Sentence

a flu shot is never pleasant, but I find the momentary pain entirely endurable
Recent Examples on the Web But Russo understands the appeal, even the necessity, of those absurd affections that exceed all reason and make the travails of human life endurable. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 18 July 2023 Becoming more endurable may or may not. Greg Presto, Men's Health, 14 July 2022 But the most intriguing aspect of the book is its brief sojourn into the development of some of our most historically endurable monsters: vampires, werewolves and zombies. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 11 July 2013 To battle the latter is the inclusion of a chamois, or a seat pad, which provides an extra layer of comfort and padding under the sit bones to make your ride more endurable and your training that much better. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2022 Even the struggles the characters faced were, in the end, endurable with mutual support and winsome optimism. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 9 Dec. 2021 Among his symptoms were blindness, paralysis, a weight of just seventy pounds, excruciating spinal pain—made endurable only by opium taken three ways, including poured into wounds kept open for the purpose. Michael Hofmann, The New York Review of Books, 22 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endurable was in 1796

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“Endurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endurable. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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