One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘did you have a tolerable journey?’
bearable, endurable, sufferable, supportable, brookable
admissible, manageable, pardonable, excusable, forgivable
2‘he 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, presentable
mediocre, middling, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, workaday, indifferent, unremarkable, undistinguished, unexceptional, amateur, amateurish
informal OK, so-so, fair-to-middling, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not up to much, not much cop, bog-standard, vanilla, plain vanilla
NZ informal half-pie
unacceptable, exceptional, appalling
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