[ US /ˈtɑɫɝəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɒləɹəbə‍l/ ]
  1. about average; acceptable
    more than adequate as a secretary
  2. capable of being borne or endured
    the climate is at least tolerable
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How To Use tolerable In A Sentence

  • I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
  • Life for some researchers has become almost intolerable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Problems in his personal life became intolerable for him and he felt unable to face his future.
  • Between slabs of bread the crispness was tolerable.
  • Because Selma University was unaccredited, Spring Hill wanted Motley to enter as a freshman, which she found intolerable.
  • Unlike the "caucus" threads, the article and reply posts of an "ecumenic" thread can discuss more than one belief, but antagonism is not tolerable. Latest Articles
  • The pain keeps hitting me in waves, ranging from barely tolerable to excruciating.
  • Three-quarters of the world's population live in conditions that people in the West would find intolerable.
  • An extension in opening times will increase the pressure to intolerable levels.
  • Fortunately there's a six-game home stand stuck in the middle of the March gauntlet that makes those two weeks tolerable.
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