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sizable

[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
adjective
1.
of considerable size; fairly large:
He inherited a sizable fortune.
2.
Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.
Also, sizeable.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; size1 + -able
Related forms
sizableness, noun
sizably, adverb
unsizable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sizable

sizable

/ˈsaɪzəbəl/
adjective
1.
quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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