- capable of being compared; having features in common with something else to permit or suggest comparison: He considered the Roman and British empires to be comparable.
- worthy of comparison: shops comparable to those on Fifth Avenue.
- usable for comparison; similar: We have no comparable data on Russian farming.
Origin of comparable
Synonyms for comparableSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for comparablyrather, comparatively, approximately, almost, nearly, somewhat, comparably, likewise, proportionately, equally, evenly, similarly, uniformly, analogously, consonantly, correspondingly, equivalently, identically
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Contemporary Examples of comparably
A third category of chemical weapon is comparably savage—the nerve-gas agents.Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons
August 26, 2013
Jump forward some decades and the number of ebook designers is comparably small.Do Tablet Apps and Ebooks Spell the End of Pop-Up Books?
January 20, 2012
Historical Examples of comparably
Even tobacco and liquor were present in comparably liberal quantities.Gone Fishing
James H. Schmitz
The gentry society was, therefore, a comparably stable society with little upward social mobility but with some downward mobility.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
We cannot apprehend an object as sublime while we apprehend it as comparably, measurably, or finitely great.Oxford Lectures on Poetry
Andrew Cecil Bradley
Not comparably to your ladyship; you are the very Cynthia of the skies, and queen of stars.The Comedies of William Congreve
Unlike the peoples of the great Asiatic and European folk-wanderings, they found no comparably developed peoples to bar their way.The Coming of Coal
Robert W. Bruere
- worthy of comparison
- able to be compared (with)
Word Origin and History for comparably
early 15c., from Middle French comparable, from Latin comparabilis "capable of comparison," from comparare (see comparison). Related: Comparably; comparability.