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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Still, an unseen force will be employed to keep crowds manageable. Scott Craven, azcentral, "No reservations needed: Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens to all June 24," 29 May 2019 The technology for live lunar broadcasts, and cameras small enough to keep the payload manageable, didn’t exist at that point. Erika K. Carlson, Discover Magazine, "Marketing the Moon: How PR Made the Apollo Landing a Cultural Moment," 20 May 2019 Dye, also 23, said her duties as friend of the bride have been pretty manageable thus far. Hanna Flanagan,, "Maddie Marlow Says Maddie & Tae Bandmate Taylor Dye Is Part of Her Wedding," 6 June 2019 No team has a more manageable annual path to constructing a roster capable of reaching the College Football Playoff. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "USC football: Recruiting advantages like no other program, anywhere," 5 June 2019 The 7,800 square foot home is a bit more manageable than their home in Dallas. Marie Milano, Country Living, "Shark Tank's Mark Cuban and His Wife Tiffany's Marriage Is Worth More Than Money Can Buy," 10 Mar. 2019 Tender, perfectly juicy, manageable pieces of meat ready to be devoured on a Tuesday night. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "How to Slice Meat Thinly for Lightning-Fast Meals," 4 June 2019 While people without an anxiety disorder can experience manageable stress for short periods of time, often in relation to a specific situation, those feelings last much longer and may become all-consuming for someone with an anxiety disorder. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "This Is the Difference Between Feeling Anxious and Having an Anxiety Disorder," 16 May 2019 In order to keep the group to a manageable number, the DNC has set thresholds that the candidates need to meet in order to qualify for participation in the first two debates, which will take place in June and July of 2019. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Which Democratic Candidates Have Qualified for the Primary Debates at This Point?," 29 Mar. 2019

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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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