- capable of being endured or tolerated; endurable.
Origin of bearable
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Examples from the Web for bearable
Just a gradual, bearable, steady impoverishment in a world where savings linked to the value of paper money languish.Keeping Your Faith (In Gold)
April 25, 2013
When the stages of life are followed in order: birth, aging, illness, and death—they are bearable.Japanese Horror Director Tackles the 3/11 Tsunami
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
February 23, 2013
In retrospect, my wife—journalist, mother, yoga phenom—clearly had a somewhat extreme interpretation of bearable.My Accidental Home Birth
November 30, 2010
The weather was pretty calm, and the cold without breeze was bearable.The English at the North Pole
If the country about were agreeable—nay, if it were bearable!
The temperature was just bearable, but the road was toilsome from its uneven character.In Search of the Castaways
If I had not a good heart, I should not be bearable any where.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
I don't see how, to such a stormy creature as Emily, he could have been bearable.
- endurable; tolerable
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Word Origin and History for bearable
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