Definition of passable
- passable roads
The main road is passable but most others are still covered with snow.
The river is passable during the summer months.
He did a passable job with the assignment.
She plays passable golf but prefers tennis.
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A1, bang-up, banner, capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful;
up to snuff;
: capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on
: good enough : adequate or satisfactory
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