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1Notably large in size, amount, or extent:‘a position of considerable influence’
sizeable, substantial, appreciable, significantmuch, a lot of, lots of, a great deal of, plenty of, a fair amount of, greatView synonyms
- ‘A considerable amount of time and effort must have been needed to provide such a good show.’
- ‘It was that a basic disconnection had occurred that was to a considerable extent the west's own fault.’
- ‘Since then, a considerable amount of time and money has been concentrated on doing just that.’
- ‘Please be as generous as you can as it takes a considerable amount of money to put this in place.’
- ‘What is the meaning and effect of those agreements is to considerable extent a question of law.’
- ‘On the other hand, the extent of our own authorial contribution is very considerable.’
- ‘Emotions and feelings have a considerable influence on earth's material labors.’
- ‘Control of these rats is taking up a considerable amount of the pest control team's resources.’
- ‘The exhibition is growing and hopefully it will help raise a considerable amount for the appeal.’
- ‘I also said at the time that the extent of damage is a subject of considerable debate.’
- ‘The value of this to the researcher is considerable and it adds significantly to the worth of the volumes.’
- ‘As the firm's engraver, he requires an artistic eye and a considerable amount of strength.’
- ‘If the library is occupied by a playgroup it would cause them a considerable amount of disquiet.’
- ‘The cooking of Basra has had considerable influence on that of the Persian Gulf.’
- ‘They have eaten a considerable amount of the carpet and parts of my clothes.’
- ‘With his considerable influence on our popular culture, could he share his ultimate joke?’
- ‘I am also of the opinion that the band will lose a considerable amount of local support due to this action.’
- ‘Secondly, the root system of mature maize plants has a considerable size and complexity.’
- ‘This often put considerable strain on the tolerance of other religions and lifestyles.’
- ‘If it was sold to a developer, a considerable amount of money could change hands.’
- 1.1 (of a person) having merit or distinction:‘Snow was a limited, but still considerable, novelist’
distinguished, noteworthy, noted, important, significant, prominent, eminent, influential, illustriousView synonyms
- ‘Best known for her vivid African memoirs, she was also a considerable novelist who achieved a scale that could fairly be called epic.’
- ‘In youth he afforded proof of original power; he was a considerable politician, and an excellent classical scholar.’
- ‘She is a succour and support to him but is also a considerable thinker in her own right.’
- ‘The whole affords a fascinating glimpse into the mind and working-habits of a considerable artist.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘capable of being considered’): from medieval Latin considerabilis worthy of consideration, from Latin considerare (see consider).
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