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passable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of passable

  1. 1 capable of being traveled on after the snowstorm ends, the roads might not be passable for the morning ride to school Synonyms of passable navigable, negotiable Words Related to passable clear, cleared, free, open, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstopped Near Antonyms of passable blocked, choked, clogged, closed, congested, dammed, jammed, obstructed, plugged (up), stopped (up), stuffed; barricaded, blockaded Antonyms of passable impassable (also impassible), unnegotiable, unpassable

  2. 2 capable of being passed into or through the jungle is not passable without a machete Synonyms of passable penetrable, permeable, pervious, porousWords Related to passable absorbent; breathableNear Antonyms of passable airtight, watertight; close, compact, dense, thickAntonyms of passable impassable (also impassible), impenetrable, impermeable, impervious, nonporous

  3. 3 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards that's a passable paper Synonyms of passable acceptable, all right, decent, fairish, fine, good, OK (or okay), adequate, respectable, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerableWords Related to passable agreeable, bearable, endurable, sufferable; average, fair, indifferent, mediocre, middling, minimal; common, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-rate, so-so; standard, unexceptional; appropriate, correct, due, fitting, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfyingNear Antonyms of passable disagreeable, disreputable, improper, indecent, objectionable, unfit, unsuitable, unworthy, useless, wrong; bad, cheap, defective, faulty, imperfect, incomplete, lamentable, pitiful, shoddy; dissatisfying; insufficient, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, poor, scanty, shabby, short, skimpy, spare, stingy; insufferable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; atrocious, execrable, miserable, vile, wretched; exceptional, exquisite, extreme, fancy, first-class, high-grade, matchless, maximized, maximum, optimal, optimum, peerless, preeminent, premium, special, supreme, unmatched, unparalleled; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, 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, wonderfulAntonyms of passable deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

  4. 4 of average to below average quality the actor's Scottish accent is passable at best Synonyms of passable common, fair, indifferent, medium, middling, ordinary, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), second-class, second-rate, so-soWords Related to passable acceptable, adequate, all right, alright, decent, OK (or okay), reasonable, satisfactory, sufficient, sufficing, tolerable; moderate, modest; presentable, respectable; minimal, unexceptional; fine, good, niceNear Antonyms of passable A1, capital, choice, classic, distinguished, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, fabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), matchless, maximum, nifty, number one (also No. 1), optimal, optimum, outstanding, par excellence, peerless, preeminent, prime, sensational, special, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supreme, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch; unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting



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