[uh-pree-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l]
- sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.
Origin of appreciable
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Examples from the Web for unappreciable
Effect of the explosion:—The effect upon the vessel was unappreciable.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare
C. W. Sleeman
In that one line has Wordsworth done an unappreciable service to Spenser.
The scene is clever, but much of the wit is unappreciable as directed against productions which have not survived.
This improves greatly with age up to the fifth year—after that the change is unappreciable.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South
Martha McCulloch Williams
It is an unappreciable distance of time since you and I occupied the same bed, Herbert.Capitola's Peril
Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
- sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
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Word Origin and History for unappreciable
1818 (mid-15c. in sense "worthy"); from French appréciable and directly from Medieval Latin appretiabilis, from Late Latin appretiare (see appreciate). Related: Appreciably.
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