Definition of considerable in English:

considerable

adjective

  • 1Notably large in size, amount, or extent:

    ‘a position of considerable influence’
    • ‘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.’
    sizeable, substantial, appreciable, significant
    much, a lot of, lots of, a great deal of, plenty of, a fair amount of, great
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) having merit or distinction:
      ‘Snow was a limited, but still considerable, novelist’
      • ‘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.’
      distinguished, noteworthy, noted, important, significant, prominent, eminent, influential, illustrious
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘capable of being considered’): from medieval Latin considerabilis worthy of consideration, from Latin considerare (see consider).

Pronunciation

considerable

/kənˈsɪd(ə)rəb(ə)l/