electable

[ ih-lek-tuh-buh l ]
/ ɪˈlɛk tə bəl /
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adjective

capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected, as to public office.

Origin of electable

First recorded in 1875–80; elect + -able
Related formse·lect·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·e·lec·ta·bil·i·ty, nounre·e·lec·ta·ble, adjectiveun·e·lect·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unelectable

unelectable

/ (ˌʌnɪˈlɛktəbəl) /

adjective

(of a political party, candidate, etc) not likely to be elected
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Word Origin and History for unelectable

electable


adj.

1758; see elect (v.) + -able. Related: Electability.

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