rather large or great in size, distance, extent, etc.: It cost a considerable amount. We took a considerable length of time to decide.
worthy of respect, attention, etc.; important; distinguished: a considerable person.
Informal. much; not a little: He has done considerable for the community.
Nonstandard: Older Use. considerably; noticeably; much: I'm feeling considerable better now.
- un·con·sid·er·a·ble, adjective
- un·con·sid·er·a·bly, adverb
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How to use considerable in a sentence
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If a considerable number of established businesses are hyperlinking to your content, it’s very likely that you’re producing engaging, informative, and impactful content.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021 | Joseph Dyson | February 10, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
Despite these advances, designing robots to work in unknown or inhospitable environments, like exoplanets or deep ocean trenches, still poses a considerable challenge for scientists and engineers.We’re Teaching Robots to Evolve Autonomously—So They Can Adapt to Life Alone on Distant Planets | Emma Hart | February 4, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Dwelling on the problematic, as tempting as it is, overshadows the considerable triumph represented by the impressive score of Schitt’s Creek.Nominees (and 2 winners) for 2021 Golden Globes announced | Troy Masters | February 3, 2021 | Washington Blade
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to get Israelis above the age of 16 vaccinated by the end of March—which would come in time for Israel’s fourth election in just two years, and one in which Netanyahu is facing considerable pressure.Israel leads the world in vaccination rates, but a key group is missing from the data | By Yara M. Asi/The Conversation | February 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
We were on it for forty minutes of the film, a considerable part of our schedule.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is thanks in considerable part to the cops, no matter what else is said about a few of them.
The series was cancelled after one season, but Leto had already proven his considerable talent.
According to James Madison, there was “a considerable pause.”
He finishes off the task he has set himself here with considerable precision and skill.
It is, however, true, that in this respect the German hexametrist has a considerable advantage over the English.
Thus he continued to rush over the frozen sea during a considerable part of that night.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
“We shall make Mr. Pickwick pay for peeping,” said Fogg, with considerable native humour, as he unfolded his papers.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
That was a considerable sensible commandment of yourn, always to shoot the foremost of the Mexicans when they attacked.
A considerable proportion of the industrial and commercial news is now written to an end.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
British Dictionary definitions for considerable
large enough to reckon with: a considerable quantity
a lot of; much: he had considerable courage
worthy of respect: a considerable man in the scientific world
- considerably, adverb
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