durableness

durable

[door-uh-buhl, dyoor-]
adjective
1.
able to resist wear, decay, etc., well; lasting; enduring.
noun
2.
durables, durable goods.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin dūrābilis. See dure2, -able

durability, durableness, noun
durably, adverb
undurability, noun
undurable, adjective
undurableness, noun
undurably, adverb


1. permanent.


1. weak, transitory.
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durable (ˈdjʊərəbəl)
 
adj
long-lasting; enduring: a durable fabric
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin dūrābilis, from dūrāre to last; see endure]
 
dura'bility
 
n
 
'durableness
 
n
 
'durably
 
adv

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durable
late 14c., from O.Fr. durable, from L. durabilis "lasting, permanent," from durare "to last, harden" (see endure). Related: Durability.
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