man·​age·​able ˈma-ni-jə-bəl How to pronounce manageable (audio)
: capable of being managed
manageability noun
manageableness noun
manageably adverb

Example Sentences

We bought smaller, more manageable suitcases. They divided the students into three manageable groups. The conditioner makes your hair more manageable.
Recent Examples on the Web Finding more reasonable changes that can be made in manageable steps, and spending time with like-minded people to help keep you on track, should make all the difference. Chicago Tribune, 24 Jan. 2023 Philosophically, not unlike gently twirling a small portion of spaghetti with the tip of a fork against your plate (and without the clumsy spoon) until a manageable wad is created. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2023 To make the planning feel manageable and take some stress off preparing for the big day, browse our picks of the best wedding planning books. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 19 Jan. 2023 Talk to your doctor, too, as SAD can be a manageable condition with the right diagnosis and treatment. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 16 Jan. 2023 Bringing a biopic to the big screen involves sifting through a lifetime of minutiae to encapsulate the essence of a person within a manageable runtime. Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 9 Jan. 2023 The price for four packs of the lifesaving medication was a manageable $120 a year. Tonya Bauer, NBC News, 7 Jan. 2023 That system became overwhelmed as flight cancellations piled up and turned what might have been a manageable disruption into a catastrophe. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2023 This helps change your mindset and wire your thoughts to do a certain time-consuming workload in manageable parts. Derek Gallimore, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manageable was in 1598

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“Manageable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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