endurable

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

Definition of endurable

: capable of being endured : bearable

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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 My question is usually would this person be endurable if white. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, "How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor?," 15 June 2020 But there are ways to make this period of self-quarantine not only endurable but rewarding. Arthur Kleinman, WSJ, "How Rituals and Focus Can Turn Isolation Into a Time for Growth," 9 Apr. 2020 With a price per viewing of zero, Netflix and Amazon Prime shows only have to be endurable. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Best Movies of 2019," 4 Dec. 2019 Joel’s parents continue to test the limits of what’s endurable on-screen, spending their substantial screen time yelling and torturing houseguests. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 7 Dec. 2019 Scandal got, on some level, that occasional dramas are lots of fun but a news cycle that’s only dramas becomes endurable only by tuning out. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Scandal Helped Define the Obama Era. And Maybe Predicted Trump's," 19 Apr. 2018 Scandal got, on some level, that occasional dramas are lots of fun but a news cycle that’s only dramas becomes endurable only by tuning out. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Scandal Helped Define the Obama Era. And Maybe Predicted Trump's," 19 Apr. 2018 Shoe, $995, aquazzura.com Peek-a-bearable The classic, medium-heel pump is a more endurable height. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "Transparently Pretty Shoes: Which Height is Right for You?," 23 Feb. 2017 Shoe, $995, aquazzura.com Peek-a-bearable The classic, medium-heel pump is a more endurable height. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "Transparently Pretty Shoes: Which Height is Right for You?," 23 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of endurable

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 16 May. 2021.

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