colorable

[kuhl-er-uh-buh l]
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Origin of colorable

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at color, -able
Related formscol·or·a·bil·i·ty, col·or·a·ble·ness, nouncol·or·a·bly, adverbnon·col·or·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·col·or·a·ble, adjectivenon·col·or·a·ble·ness, nounnon·col·or·a·bly, adverbpre·col·or·a·ble, adjectiveun·col·or·a·ble, adjectiveun·col·or·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words for colorable

believable, convincing, credible, creditable, probable, specious

Examples from the Web for colorable

Historical Examples of colorable

  • He intended to play just enough to give a colorable reason for his presence.

    Steve Yeager

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Now Myra and Mr. Lawanne are definite, colorable entities to me.

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    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • Yet they could not dare to exercise this power except for a cause which was at least colorable in each case.

  • Then she began to seek some colorable ground for what she had heard as she went past the screen behind which he had been working.

  • The enclosed paper, No. 9, is the only colorable evidence of this which has come to my knowledge.