Passableness

passable

[pas-uh-buhl, pah-suh-]
adjective
1.
capable of being passed through, beyond, or over; fit to be traversed, penetrated, crossed, etc., as a road, forest, or stream.
2.
adequate; acceptable: a passable knowledge of French.
3.
capable of being circulated legally or having a valid currency, as a coin.
4.
capable of being or liable to be ratified or enacted: passable legislation.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French; see pass, -able

passableness, noun
unpassable, adjective

passable, passible.


2. presentable, respectable, allowable, tolerable, fair.
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passable (ˈpɑːsəbəl)
 
adj
1.  adequate, fair, or acceptable: a passable speech
2.  (of an obstacle) capable of being passed or crossed
3.  (of currency) valid for general circulation
4.  (of a proposed law) able to be ratified or enacted
 
'passableness
 
n

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passable
1413, "that may be crossed," from pass (v.) + -able. Sense of "tolerable," is first attested 1489.
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