manageable

adjective
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 \ -​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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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, SI.com, "Grades: Top Shooters Will Barton, Doug McDermott and Joe Harris Are Off the Market," 1 July 2018 The organizers and audiences got a gift this year on Thursday: clear, warm weather, the humidity manageable and the sounds, as ever, sweet. New York Times, "A Musical Solstice Spectacle Sprawls Across New York," 22 June 2018 Mendelsohn retired from MD Anderson in 2011 but remained an evangelist for the discoveries that are making many types of cancer a manageable chronic disease. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "John Mendelsohn," 24 Jan. 2019 Exhibitions are tightly focused, making it a manageable experience for those with kids (or simply on museum overload). Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat, Stay, and Play in Seattle," 10 Jan. 2019 Hanoi also happens to be a perfect microcosm for the region—the timely, the timeless, the graceful, the infuriating, and the unfathomably delicious, all in a single, compact, and (relatively) manageable city. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 In this way, the Liesses' show is a return to programs packed with more manageable projects as opposed to highly ambitious (and highly expensive) flips. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About David and Lauren Liess's New DIY Network Show," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of manageable

1598, in the meaning defined above

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manageable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of manageable

: easy to control or deal with

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