endurable

adjective
en·​dur·​able | \ in-ˈdu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce endurable (audio) , -ˈdyu̇r-, en- \

Definition of endurable

: capable of being endured : bearable

Other Words from endurable

endurably \ in-​ˈdu̇r-​ə-​blē How to pronounce endurable (audio) , -​ˈdyu̇r-​ , en-​ \ adverb

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 See More

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Endurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endurable. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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