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[man-i-juh-buh l] /ˈmæn ɪ dʒə bəl/
that can be managed; governable; tractable; contrivable.
Origin of manageable
1590-1600; manage + -able
Related forms
manageability, manageableness, noun
manageably, adverb
unmanageable, adjective
unmanageability, unmanageableness, noun
unmanageably, adverb Unabridged
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  • Happily both are manageable, the one by rabbinical, the other by the civil law.
  • Yes the real estate is more expensive than many places, but it is manageable.
  • Today, the illness has become chronic and manageable with the use of effective multi-drug treatments.
  • Compared to the overwhelming sprawl of the rest of this festival, the dance options are manageable.
  • Years ago, this was a challenge, but a manageable one.
  • People who feel they have smooth, manageable commutes tend to evangelize.
  • And spectacles are manageable, and worth the trouble.
  • The set has now been reissued in a handsome and surprisingly manageable array of seventeen boxes.
  • If the rate of mortgage defaults does not spike horribly, it might be a manageable liability.
  • Each illustrated spread reveals a tip that's practical and manageable, and explains how it will help the environment.
British Dictionary definitions for manageable


able to be managed or controlled
Derived Forms
manageability, (rare) manageableness, noun
manageably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for manageable

1590s, from manage + -able. Related: Manageably.

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