Examples from the Web for serviceable
The Soviet Union had a serviceable ideology, communism, which appealed to people all over the world.
Most of the clips online that show Corden singing are tongue-in-cheek, though his voice does come off as serviceable.‘Into the Woods’ Cast: Grading the Singing of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp & More|Kevin Fallon|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a means of fixing the fundamental problem of adapting Gatsby, the conceit does a serviceable job of correcting a deficit.
The effect was infinitely more dapper, becoming to the figure, and serviceable for hard wear.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
He held a command under Dumourier in the Holland campaign of 1783, in which he won a brave name but no serviceable laurels.By-Ways of War|James Jeffrey Roche
You will find it serviceable in the formation of a demeanour.Charles Dickens and Music|James T. Lightwood
Mr. Chaplin has a serviceable vocal organ, with which he combines an effective manner.The Strand Magazine|Various
The path led to a front gate of primitive and bald manufacture, but stout and serviceable, as was everything else about the farm.The Hound From The North|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for serviceable
Word Origin and History for serviceable
"ready to do service," early 14c., from Old French servicable, from servise (see service (n.1)). Related: Serviceability.
Edgar: I know thee well: a serviceable villain,
As duteous to the vices of thy mistress
As badness would desire.
["King Lear," Act IV, Scene vi]