sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between socialism and communism.
- ap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverb
- un·ap·pre·ci·a·ble, adjective
- un·ap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverb
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How to use appreciable in a sentence
At least until there is an appreciable threat to their power.Democrats Bring Popular Efforts to the Senate. Why They Keep Dying | Philip Elliott | June 22, 2021 | Time
More important, the camera provides an appreciable extra level of live security.Moultrie’s XV-6000 Is My Outdoor Security Camera Pick | Wes Siler | March 26, 2021 | Outside Online
It is immediately appreciable to all of us why things feel heavier and grimmer now than they did a year ago.A brutal, isolating year leads to baffling battles between good and evil | Philip Bump | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
In the normal course of using a smartphone, 5G makes no appreciable difference, whether scrolling through Instagram posts, watching YouTube videos, or listening to a podcast.2020 was not the year of 5G. 2021 won’t be either. | Aaron Pressman | January 4, 2021 | Fortune
Rumpl’s new Featherlite blanket packs down small enough to fit in a purse or a backpack with ease yet offers appreciable, versatile weather protection.How to Layer for Outdoor Dining This Fall and Winter | Wes Siler | October 14, 2020 | Outside Online
Maybe that was because I was beginning to pick up an appreciable income outside the office, and thus felt rich.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The tenor of the divorce had no appreciable effect on marital outcomes for males.
Did she have any appreciable influence on him, and thus on history?New Biography Explores the Life and Myth of Eva Braun | Andrew Roberts | November 10, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that had no appreciable effect on military performance until the top leadership itself began to waver and retreat.
There was an appreciable instance of silence, and each of the adversaries could hear the loud beating of his own heart.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Smaller than the smallest of the satellites, it showed no appreciable disk, but its light was dazzling.Urania | Camille Flammarion
She looked at him for an appreciable fraction of a minute ere she answered, and when she did, it was in the monosyllable—‘Yes.’Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
She looked at him for an appreciable fraction of a minute ere she answered, and when she did, it was in the monosyllable—“Yes.”The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
Even those that Elwood had picked, and thrown down at the entrance of the cavern, glowed with appreciable glimmer.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado | Frank Aubrey
British Dictionary definitions for appreciable
sufficient to be easily seen, measured, or noticed
- appreciably, adverb
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