Etymology
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tolerable (adj.)

early 15c., "bearable," from Old French tolerable (14c.) and directly from Latin tolerabilis "that may be endured, supportable, passable," from tolerare "to tolerate" (see toleration). Meaning "moderate, middling, not bad" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Tolerably.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of tolerable from WordNet

tolerable (adj.)
capable of being borne or endured;
the climate is at least tolerable
tolerable (adj.)
about average; acceptable;
Synonyms: adequate / passable / fair to middling
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