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3 definitions found
 for tolerable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tolerable \Tol"er*a*ble\, a. [L. tolerabilis: cf. F.
     tol['e]rable. See Tolerate.]
     1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either
        physically or mentally.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              As may affect the earth with cold and heat
              Scarce tolerable.                     --Milton.
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     2. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very
        excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or
        received without disgust, resentment, or opposition;
        passable; as, a tolerable administration; a tolerable
        entertainment; a tolerable translation. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster] -- Tol"er*a*ble*ness, n. --
        Tol"er*a*bly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tolerable
      adj 1: capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at
             least tolerable" [ant: intolerable, unbearable,
             unendurable]
      2: about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a
         secretary" [syn: adequate, passable, fair to middling,
         tolerable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "tolerable":
     OK, acceptable, adequate, admissible, all right, allowable,
     average, bearable, better than nothing, betwixt and between,
     common, decent, dull, endurable, fair, fair to middling, fairish,
     good enough, goodish, indifferent, insipid, lackluster, livable,
     mediocre, medium, middling, moderate, modest, namby-pamby,
     not amiss, not bad, not half bad, not so bad, of a kind, of a sort,
     of sorts, okay, ordinary, passable, presentable, pretty good,
     respectable, run-of-the-mill, satisfactory, so so, so-so,
     sufferable, sufficient, supportable, sustainable, tedious, tidy,
     unexceptionable, unexceptional, unimpeachable, unobjectionable,
     vapid, wishy-washy, workmanlike
  
  

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