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manageable

[man-i-juh-buh l] /ˈmæn ɪ dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
that can be managed; governable; tractable; contrivable.
Origin of manageable
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; manage + -able
Related forms
manageability, manageableness, noun
manageably, adverb
unmanageable, adjective
unmanageability, unmanageableness, noun
unmanageably, adverb
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  • He was used to dealing with pique in women, and had found it the most manageable of weaknesses.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • This machine proved a success, it being safe and manageable.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • Men for the most part are manageable; women are the converts needed.

  • For commercial and practical purposes 15,000 tons is accepted as the most manageable.

    With The Night Mail Rudyard Kipling
  • Even the Aquitania would not be quite seaworthy, for she would not be manageable.

British Dictionary definitions for manageable

manageable

/ˈmænɪdʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be managed or controlled
Derived Forms
manageability, (rare) manageableness, noun
manageably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for manageable
adj.

1590s, from manage + -able. Related: Manageably.

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