bearable

[bair-uh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being endured or tolerated; endurable.

Nearby words

  1. bear's-ear,
  2. bear's-foot,
  3. bear's-paw,
  4. bear-baiting,
  5. bear-hug,
  6. bearbaiting,
  7. bearberry,
  8. bearcat,
  9. beard,
  10. beard moss

Origin of bearable

First recorded in 1540–50; bear1 + -able

Related formsbear·a·ble·ness, nounbear·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for bearable

bearable

adjective

endurable; tolerable
Derived Formsbearably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for bearable

bearable

adj.

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

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