man·age·able | \ˈma-ni-jə-bəl \

Definition of manageable 

: capable of being managed

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Other Words from manageable

manageability \ˌma-ni-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
manageableness \ˈma-ni-jə-bəl-nəs \ noun
manageably \-blē \ 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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This repair and leave-in conditioner goes above and beyond to make your hair more manageable by amplifying softness, maximizing smoothness, and preparing the hair for a gentle, healthy style. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Ulta Is Having a Huge Summer Beauty Sale Right Now," 3 July 2018 Seeing a professional not only gives you a clue of what’s going on, but also access to treatments and things like antibiotics that have a better chance of getting rid of those zits — or, at least, making your breakouts more manageable. Megan Mcintyre, Teen Vogue, "Lessons From Having Acne for 20 Years," 11 June 2018 Instruments is the newer of the two, and boasts, amongst other things, powerful visualizations to make large volumes of data more manageable. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III," 28 May 2018 But having the parade in Aurora, and a little smaller and more manageable, erased those concerns and got me out in the sun at the hottest part of the day. Susan Keaton, Naperville Sun, "Keaton: Pride Parade was a glorious experience – why not bring it to Naperville?," 28 June 2018 And playing for Mike Krzyzewski will make the transition to a Tom Thibodeau coached team a tad more manageable. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Mavs take forward at No. 5, controversial Duke guard | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 4 Apr. 2018 But mathematicians make a living by reducing difficult problems to easier, more manageable ones. Nicholas Diaco, Scientific American, "Privacy and Counterfeit Coins," 20 Mar. 2018 The Suns could renounce their rights to Ulis, trade him or decide that his $1.54 million deal is manageable enough to keep him on the roster next season. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns facing deadlines on whether to bring back Tyler Ulis, Davon Reed," 28 June 2018 Then, on Tuesday, shortly after the group inside the deepest cavern had been pulled to safety, a piece of equipment that drained water to levels that made the escape manageable broke. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "The Thai Cave Rescue, Before Its Triumph, Teetered on the Brink of Disaster," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of manageable

1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of manageable

: easy to control or deal with

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