Definition of 'tolerable'
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The only tolerable thing about them was when they went away. A Plague of Angels (1993)Sharing the gnawing emptiness makes it more tolerable. Christianity Today (2000)It seems that their purpose in life is to try to make winter tolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To imagine that one could have done better may be more tolerable than to face the reality of utter helplessness. Trauma and Recovery (1992)The perpetual darkness was barely tolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's just about tolerable until then. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When the desire is so great, it is barely tolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Without her beloved husband, life is only tolerable blurred. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That other writers had the same experience didn't make it more tolerable. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)I only meant her to make a tolerable figure, without surpassing any one. Daniel Deronda (1876)Privacy, that cornerstone of a tolerable life, is being squeezed from all sides. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Instead, central government sends substantial transfer payments to the parts of the union that have higher unemployment and lower incomes to make the union tolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second was to quit drinking for a month, but it turns out wine is what makes January tolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Life felt increasingly tolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'tolerable'
British English: tolerable ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as tolerable, you mean that you can bear it, even though it is unpleasant or painful.
Our living conditions are tolerable, but I can't wait to leave.
Definition of tolerable from the Collins English Dictionary
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