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1Able to be endured:‘a stimulant to make life more tolerable’
bearable, endurable, sufferable, supportable, brookableView synonyms
- ‘I've spoken to the planning department, but they have said the difference is within a tolerable level, so they are not prepared to do anything about it.’
- ‘Fortunately, the picture itself is sharp enough that these imperfections are at least tolerable.’
- ‘The muffs have excellent noise attenuation in that they will bring the decibels down to a tolerable level.’
- ‘An individual pet is usually more manageable and tolerable for most households.’
- ‘The pain keeps hitting me in waves, ranging from barely tolerable to excruciating.’
- ‘This isn't a real solution, though, as it's not enough to get the infantry overstretch down to tolerable levels.’
- ‘This is tolerable as long as the level of that tax is comparatively low.’
- ‘Compared to this bounty, all material gains appear so small and all suffering appears to be easily tolerable.’
- ‘Using local anesthesia reduces the patient's trauma to a tolerable level.’
- ‘The dive is prolonged because the carbon dioxide level remains tolerable for longer, but towards the end the oxygen has diminished significantly.’
- ‘He or she can also explain options for managing side effects to make treatment more tolerable.’
- ‘The company encourages a little levity to make crammed flights slightly more tolerable.’
- ‘After a few whistles and catcalls, the hubbub quiets to a tolerable level.’
- ‘This is generally agreed to be a tolerable noise level above which continuous noise could well cause annoyance.’
- ‘Numbers have leapt to 30 times the level considered tolerable in some of the worst affected areas of the city.’
- ‘To be fair, she's been quite tolerable since things calmed down.’
- ‘And I can be almost tolerable, if you take me in small doses.’
- ‘Find activities that get your heart rate up but are enjoyable - or at least tolerable.’
- ‘His world had tilted off its axis, but her presence made it more tolerable.’
- ‘Yet, in spite of the odds, many people are able to make marriage at least tolerable for many decades.’
- 1.1 Fairly good; mediocre:‘he was fond of music and had a tolerable voice’
fairly good, passable, adequate, all right, acceptable, good enough, sufficiently good, sufficient, satisfactory, moderately good, not bad, not too bad, average, fair, decent, respectable, presentableView synonyms
- ‘Generally this is a tolerable CD, not something that I would personally buy or encourage my friends to go out and buy.’
- ‘Up to this point, she has carried the movie on a relatively tolerable level of interest, having gained some sympathy from the viewer.’
- ‘The voice acting is actually tolerable for the most part, unlike most other games.’
- ‘But then Nicole arrives looking simply delicious, and her voice is tolerable enough.’
- ‘She has an indefinable screen presence that makes even her poorest scenes tolerable.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin tolerabilis, from tolerare (see tolerate).
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