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bearable

[ bair-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈbɛər ə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being endured or tolerated; endurable.

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Origin of bearable

First recorded in 1540–50; bear1 + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM bearable

bear·a·ble·ness, nounbear·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bearable

bearable
/ (ˈbɛərəbəl) /

adjective

endurable; tolerable

Derived forms of bearable

bearably, adverb
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