Definition of bearable in English:

bearable

adjective

  • Able to be endured.

    ‘things to make life in the tropics more bearable’
    • ‘Adverts like this make the terrible traffic on Kew Bridge slightly more bearable."’
    • ‘If he goes and Naya stays then the next month could be bearable.’
    • ‘You have made life in this strange existence almost bearable and you must accept my apologies.’
    • ‘Flakes of green pepper and onions added much spiciness to the dish, but it was bearable for customers.’
    • ‘The wind might make it more bearable but it perversely increases the burning, smoothing out the power of the sun but taking it deeper.’
    • ‘NEC has been a good employer for 30 years and seems committed to making the closure as bearable as possible.’
    • ‘Drinkers will raise their glasses to toast brave children and make their suffering more bearable.’
    • ‘While still cold, it was bearable, tasting like a sparkling grape juice.’
    • ‘The enforced wearing of flats is a terrible blow to anyone with an ounce of style, but it is bearable if you buy them from Marc Jacobs.’
    • ‘It keeps them off the street, hence bringing less reputable areas back up to a more bearable living environment!’
    • ‘It's bearable for a while, but after an hour I feel like I'm going to go out of my mind.’
    • ‘For large numbers of farmers in Aunli, even the present costs are not bearable.’
    • ‘Anyway, when we grew up a bit more we discovered that each other's company was bearable enough after all.’
    • ‘Simple, relaxing moments like this make the daily grind of being a student a little more bearable.’
    • ‘Those medications don't take away all the pain, they bring the pain down to a level which is just bearable.’
    • ‘By no means a pleasant experience, this is a supermarket after all, but an eminently bearable one with zero stress.’
    • ‘It is a credit to the cast that they manage to make this bearable.’
    • ‘Six hours later I was having steady bearable contractions so it was decided not to do anything else and just see how I got on.’
    • ‘At times the characters seem clichéd, but they are bearable all the same.’
    • ‘None of these assets made Catherine's worst times bearable, of course, but she was luckier than many.’
    tolerable, endurable, supportable, sufferable, brookable, sustainable
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Pronunciation

bearable

/ˈbɛːrəb(ə)l/