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Able to be managed, controlled, or accomplished without great difficulty.‘it leaves hair feeling soft and manageable’‘the situation was manageable, if a little nerve-racking’
achievable, doable, practicable, possible, feasible, reasonable, attainable, viablecontrollable, compliant, tractable, pliant, pliable, malleable, biddable, docile, amenable, manipulable, governable, tameable, accommodating, acquiescent, complaisant, yielding, submissiveuser-friendly, easy to use, handyView synonyms
- ‘But the true costs of holding the tournament are more manageable than is commonly feared.’
- ‘A seven point gap had suddenly been opened and another seven seemed very manageable.’
- ‘You might sit there for 54 weeks watching what was a manageable problem getting really out of hand.’
- ‘The great thing about this scheme is that it breaks the total sum down into manageable chunks.’
- ‘For larger bombs the group cuts it into manageable sections so it can be removed and dealt with.’
- ‘Implementing a sensible and manageable policy would be a good first step.’
- ‘And as of today I have had my hair shorn down to a more manageable length again.’
- ‘This keeps your work to a manageable size and eliminates the need for expert tools and skills.’
- ‘He's doing awfully well with it, and settling down to a manageable pace.’
- ‘Thankfully, pre-exam jitters are manageable by taking a few practical steps.’
- ‘Being able to discuss your fears with another adult may make them seem more manageable.’
- ‘The overall length of the quill can now be cut down to a manageable size.’
- ‘It says consumers should keep a very close eye on their finances to make sure the amount they borrow remains manageable.’
- ‘In order to keep things manageable, I decided to choose just two from each continent.’
- ‘By then the mortgage on the house she owns in Whitby will not be paid off but will be reduced to a manageable size.’
- ‘They feel it reduces air pollution, saves trees and makes traffic more manageable.’
- ‘It seems a manageable challenge as long as I only look at one small element at a time.’
- ‘This is the kind of house to suit a person with a pony or a keen interest in gardening and the land is quite manageable.’
- ‘While each issue and error in itself would have been manageable, the combination of so many caused the failure.’
- ‘The attendance at Gleneagles will be limited to a more manageable number.’
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