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considerable

[kuh n-sid-er-uh-buh l] /kənˈsɪd ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
rather large or great in size, distance, extent, etc.:
It cost a considerable amount. We took a considerable length of time to decide.
2.
worthy of respect, attention, etc.; important; distinguished:
a considerable person.
noun
3.
Informal. much; not a little:
He has done considerable for the community.
adverb
4.
Nonstandard: Older Use. considerably; noticeably; much:
I'm feeling considerable better now.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin consīderābilis, equivalent to consīderā- (see consider) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
unconsiderable, adjective
unconsiderably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unconsiderable

considerable

/kənˈsɪdərəbəl/
adjective
1.
large enough to reckon with a considerable quantity
2.
a lot of; much he had considerable courage
3.
worthy of respect a considerable man in the scientific world
Derived Forms
considerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unconsiderable
considerable
mid-15c., "capable of being considered," from M.L. considerabilis "worthy to be considered," from considerare (see consider). Meaning "pretty large" is from 1640s (implied in considerably).
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