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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Recent Examples on the Web Botanical extracts including grapefruit extract and avocado oil flood your natural hair with plenty of hydration, leaving your curls and coils softer and more manageable. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 29 June 2020 Another factor making the increase in new cases more manageable for hospitals is the fact that a good chunk of infections is among young people who typically recover faster and spend less time hospitalized, Urbanowicz said. Dallas News, "Dallas will not open a pop-up hospital at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as COVID-19 cases spike," 25 June 2020 Florida started re-opening on May 4 and initially new-case trends were manageable. Jonathan Levin,, "Florida’s Governor Doesn’t Plan to Move to Next Phase of Opening," 25 June 2020 The system was also quite conservative in braking for a very manageable curve on the highway. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Mercedes’s new small SUV a winner, despite goofy driver-assist feature," 24 June 2020 The long slide, 6-inch barrel, porting and all-stainless construction make even hot 10mm loads manageable. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "Why The 10mm is The Ultimate Handgun Cartridge for Hunting and Personal Defense (Plus 8 of Best Pistols You Can Buy)," 23 June 2020 That is based on the WHO’s daily guideline of 400 grams, divided into five manageable chunks. The Economist, "The Economist explains The science behind social-distancing measures," 20 June 2020 The obligations were manageable—barely—when countries in the region were expanding by as much as 10% annually. Alonso Soto,, "The Ticking Debt Bomb in Africa Threatens a Global Explosion," 17 June 2020 Breaking this recipe down into smaller steps makes preparation very manageable. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Lower-fat yogurt dressing keeps Chicken Shawarma Salad healthful," 13 June 2020

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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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2 Jul 2020

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“Manageable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of manageable

: easy to control or deal with

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