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sizeable

[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
adjective
1.
Related forms
sizeableness, noun
sizeably, adverb
unsizeable, adjective

sizable

or sizeable

[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
adjective
1.
of considerable size; fairly large:
He inherited a sizable fortune.
2.
Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.
Origin of sizable
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; size1 + -able
Related forms
sizableness, noun
sizably, adverb
unsizable, adjective
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  • Farther on, Dan and Brad could see that it widened to a sizeable floor.

  • The potential for inter-ethnic tension is deemed to be sizeable by the West.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Winnemucca is quite a sizeable town, and is the county seat of some county.

  • And now there's hardly a sizeable stick of timber left in the woods.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • She was a well-built, sizeable woman, with good proportions and fine health,—but a fool.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for sizeable

sizable

/ˈsaɪzəbəl/
adjective
1.
quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sizeable
adj.

also sizable, 1610s, "of relatively good, suitable, or desirable size, usually somewhat large" [Century Dictionary], from size + -able. Related: Sizeably; sizeableness.

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