- fairly; moderately: a passably good novel.
Origin of passably
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Examples from the Web for passably
She was able to do the work of this grade, not well, but passably.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
With all these, he found Tyrrel more than passably acquainted.St. Ronan's Well
Sir Walter Scott
He was young and, under other conditions, passably good looking.The Green Rust
And at that thought all that was passably decent in the man came to the surface.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
The flail is a passably good flail, and will not wear out yet.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
- fairly; somewhat
- acceptably; well enoughshe sings passably
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