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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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 Know, too, that flights to Italy during those months are relatively inexpensive, crowds are manageable, and the weather is a cool (but not cold) 50-odd degrees. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Visit Rome, Florence, and Venice by High-Speed Train for Less Than $40," 17 Aug. 2018 In his favor, the schedule is manageable, with crossover games with Vanderbilt and Missouri and four contests with mid- to low-majors. Edgar Thompson,, "Amid sweeping changes, Arkansas is No. 91 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 28 May 2018 Get our daily newsletter By comparison with Greece, where NPLs are 45% of loans, Italy looks manageable, with just 11.1%. The Economist, "Bad loans remain a concern in Italy and across southern Europe," 26 May 2018 Mowing keeps large cover crops manageable, and sorghum-sudangrass actually increases its root growth if mowed once or twice. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Planting Cover Crops For A Healthy Garden," 22 Aug. 2017 Over the past 20 years, convincing legislators and leaders to invest in these institutions has been a hard but manageable job. Bill Gates, WSJ, "Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made," 16 Jan. 2019 However, regardless of people's misunderstanding of the STD, herpes is completely manageable and so common. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Is Herpes and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 11 Dec. 2018 Ultimately, McDermott won’t move the needle significantly in Indy, but his contract is manageable and the Pacers still have some cap space to play with. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Grades: Top Shooters Will Barton, Doug McDermott and Joe Harris Are Off the Market," 1 July 2018

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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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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