serviceable

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[ US /ˈsɝvəsəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /sˈɜːvɪsəbə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration
    serviceable low-heeled shoes
  2. capable of being put to good use
    a serviceable kitchen gadget
  3. ready for service or able to give long service
    heavy serviceable fabrics
    serviceable equipment
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How To Use serviceable In A Sentence

  • You may get quite serviceable clothes delivered by the boxload to your front door. Baby clothing: Consider used
  • His kitchen is small but perfectly serviceable, especially for a doctor who tends to order room service or eat in restaurants.
  • Under the program, items are either verified as unserviceable or are repaired and returned to service.
  • If you can't afford the really nice mandolines, the plastic ones are perfectly serviceable.
  • And I must say she's been a very serviceable vehicle.
  • Smoking was initially restricted to the bar area of the clubhouse after an unserviceable extractor fan was removed during a £26,000 refurbishment earlier in the year.
  • Stromboli Smith OVATION, n. n ancient Rome, a definite, formal pageant in honor of one who had been disserviceable to the enemies of the nation. INTERNET WIRETAP: The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce (1993 Edition)
  • Questionless, there was many a serviceable brick wasted in Nineveh because finicky persons must needs be deleting here and there a phrase in favor of its cuneatic synonym; and it is not improbable that when the outworn sun expires in clinkers its final ray will gild such zealots tinkering with their "style. The Certain Hour
  • The refortified walls were often the ancient structures (sometimes, indeed, pre-Augustan); but if these were either absent or totally unserviceable, new walls might be built from scratch.
  • George S. Hillard, a most faithful and serviceable friend, -- not only to Hawthorne during his life, but afterwards as a trustee for his family, and equally kind and helpful to them in their bereavement, which is more than could be said of all his friends, -- especially of The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne
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