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bearable

[bair-uh-buh l] /ˈbɛər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being endured or tolerated; endurable.
Origin of bearable
1540-1550
1540-50; bear1 + -able
Related forms
bearableness, noun
bearably, adverb
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  • It dispelled the visions—and it was bearable because it did that.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • The weather was pretty calm, and the cold without breeze was bearable.

  • The one thing necessary, the one thing which would have made the calamity bearable, perhaps better than bearable, was wanting.

    Quisant Anthony Hope
  • The temperature was just bearable, but the road was toilsome from its uneven character.

  • A child—a sick child especially—was a bearable adjunct to the picture.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • If I had not a good heart, I should not be bearable any where.

  • When Earth government didn't count the expense, life could be made considerably better than bearable almost anywhere.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for bearable

bearable

/ˈbɛərəbəl/
adjective
1.
endurable; tolerable
Derived Forms
bearably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bearable
adj.

"endurable," mid-15c., from bear (v.) + -able. Related: Bearably.

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