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or sizeable

[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
of considerable size; fairly large:
He inherited a sizable fortune.
Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.
Origin of sizable
First recorded in 1605-15; size1 + -able
Related forms
sizableness, noun
sizably, adverb
unsizable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Nevertheless, there was a sizable turnout of people for the afternoon performance.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • Tom had with him quite a sizable trunk full of clothing, as had most others of them.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Sornal would get his freedom, and there might be sizable damages.

    Alarm Clock

    Everett B. Cole
  • Shvernik said, "First you take a sizable portion of vodka, like this."

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • They have nearly 700 children there, and all sizable youngsters.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
British Dictionary definitions for sizable


quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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