endurable

[ en-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r- ]
/ ɛnˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər- /

adjective

capable of being endured; bearable; tolerable.

Nearby words

  1. endrin,
  2. ends of the earth, the,
  3. endshake,
  4. endsville,
  5. endue,
  6. endurance,
  7. endurance race,
  8. endurance ratio,
  9. endurant,
  10. endure

Origin of endurable

First recorded in 1600–10; endure + -able

Related forms
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Word Origin and History for endurability

endurable

adj.

c.1600, "able to endure," from endure + -able. Meaning "able to be endured" is from c.1800. Related: Endurably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper