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

Definition of manageable

: capable of being managed

Other Words from manageable

manageability \ ˌma-​ni-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce manageable (audio) \ noun
manageableness \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce manageable (audio) \ noun
manageably \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​blē How to pronounce manageable (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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First Known Use of manageable

1598, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Manageable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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