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bearable

[bair-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being endured or tolerated; endurable.
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Origin of bearable

First recorded in 1540–50; bear1 + -able
Related formsbear·a·ble·ness, nounbear·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words

livablemanageabletolerablesatisfactorypassableacceptableadmissibleallowablesupportablesufferablesustainable

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British Dictionary definitions for bearable

bearable

adjective
  1. endurable; tolerable
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Derived Formsbearably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bearable

adj.

"endurable," mid-15c., from bear (v.) + -able. Related: Bearably.

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