Definition of tolerable
- tolerable pain
- a tolerable singing voice
The heat was tolerable for only a short time.
stubbing your toe is at least a more tolerable pain than breaking your foot
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: unpleasant but able to be accepted or tolerated
: good enough to be accepted but not very good
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