man·​age·​able | \ ˈma-ni-jə-bəl How to pronounce manageable (audio) \

Definition of manageable

: capable of being managed

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Other Words from manageable

manageability \ ˌma-​ni-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce manageability (audio) \ noun
manageableness \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce manageableness (audio) \ noun
manageably \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​blē How to pronounce manageably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of manageable in a Sentence

We bought smaller, more manageable suitcases. They divided the students into three manageable groups. The conditioner makes your hair more manageable.
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Indeed, the owner spearheaded the four-year renovation, transforming the home’s sprawling layout into a more manageable one. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Tour a Dramatic Hearst Family Estate in New York’s Hudson Valley," 10 Sep. 2019 Proper hygiene should be enough to make the smell manageable. Samantha Lauriello,, "Why Does Period Blood Smell? An Ob-Gyn Explains," 7 June 2019 Dear Stuck: Medication can make your depression symptoms manageable, but no medication can solve life's problems. Ask Amy, al, "Ask Amy: Adult children are acting like spoiled adolescents and parents are caught in the middle," 3 June 2019 Tehran supporting Assad and Hezbollah fighters operating in Syria are irritants to Israel, if manageable ones. Jonah Shepp, Daily Intelligencer, "Israel’s War With Iran Comes Out of the Shadows," 12 Feb. 2018 Longtime residents who hunkered down to wait out the storm described strong but manageable winds followed by a wall of water that flooded the first floors of many homes and forced some to await rescue from their attics. Ben Finley, Anchorage Daily News, "Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage as storm bands reach Nova Scotia," 7 Sep. 2019 Yet beyond simply giving chances to the most talented youngsters available to him, Lampard is also faced with cutting a number of players from the squad so that the group is a more manageable size., "Frank Lampard Set to Cut 8 Players From Chelsea Squad Ahead of 2019/20 Season," 24 July 2019 Images will need to be automatically processed—meaning that the data will need to be reduced down to a manageable size or transformed into a finished product. Eileen Meyer, Smithsonian, "Big Data is Transforming How Astronomers Make Discoveries," 15 May 2018 After all, there’s nothing special about having designs with only four attributes — that choice simply creates a manageable deck size. Quanta Magazine, "Simple Set Game Proof Stuns Mathematicians," 31 May 2016

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First Known Use of manageable

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manageable was in 1598

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English Language Learners Definition of manageable

: easy to control or deal with

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