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[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
of considerable size; fairly large:
He inherited a sizable fortune.
Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.
Origin of sizable
1605-15; size1 + -able
Related forms
sizableness, noun
sizably, adverb
unsizable, adjective Unabridged
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  • With a sizable flat, sandy area for a fire, this mine site was ideal for our stories-around-the-campfire purpose.
British Dictionary definitions for sizable


quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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