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sizeable

[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
adjective
1.
Related forms
sizeableness, noun
sizeably, adverb
unsizeable, adjective

sizable

or sizeable

[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.
Origin of sizable
1605-1615
1605-15; size1 + -able
Related forms
sizableness, noun
sizably, adverb
unsizable, adjective
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  • At the saddle-bow there hung a sizeable leathern pouch, and this I found to contain a good supply of charges.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • The potential for inter-ethnic tension is deemed to be sizeable by the West.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Words such as sizeable and intransigeance are unchanged on the assumption that they were the author's intent.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • And now there's hardly a sizeable stick of timber left in the woods.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • Most memorable among the early types was a sizeable group to which he referred in his diary and letters as psalms.

British Dictionary definitions for sizeable

sizable

/ˈsaɪzəbəl/
adjective
1.
quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sizeable
adj.

also sizable, 1610s, "of relatively good, suitable, or desirable size, usually somewhat large" [Century Dictionary], from size + -able. Related: Sizeably; sizeableness.

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