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[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
Related forms
sizeableness, noun
sizeably, adverb
unsizeable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Its sizeable villas offer privacy and plenty of room for your dive gear.
  • Worse, this is reduced by a sizeable fraction due to the inescapable energy costs of fertilizer and transport.
  • When employers do start hiring again, they will look to the sizeable pool of shorter-term unemployed.
  • If the letters were red, they would get a sizeable cash reward but if they were green, the reward would be smaller.
  • They're sizeable enough to have serious implications for our day-to-day lives.
  • On the shadow calendar are a host of sizeable acquisition-related deals.
  • Shell, which also took a sizeable punt on renewable energy, admits that its strategy has changed.
  • But it is having to pay a sizeable premium even on these.
  • The country is home to a large stock of dollars, many of them remitted by migrant workers, and a sizeable stock of gold.
  • For that reason alone it will make a sizeable contribution to world growth this year.
British Dictionary definitions for sizeable


quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sizeable

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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