sufferable [suf′ərə bəl]
that can be suffered, endured, or allowed

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  • sufferable — [suf′ərə bəl] adj. that can be suffered, endured, or allowed sufferably adv. * * * suf·fer·a·ble (sŭfʹər ə bəl, sŭfʹrə ) adj. Possible to suffer, endure, or permit; tolerable: sufferable punishment; sufferable difficulties.   sufʹfer·a·ble·ness n …   Universalium

  • Sufferable — Suf fer*a*ble, a. [Cf. F. souffrable.] 1. Able to suffer or endure; patient. [Obs.] Ye must be sufferable. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That may be suffered, tolerated, or permitted; allowable; tolerable. [1913 Webster] {Suf fer*a*ble*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sufferable — index allowable, permissible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sufferable — mid 14c., allowed, permissible; late 14c., able to be endured, from Anglo Fr., O.Fr. souffrable and Anglo L. sufferabilis; see SUFFER (Cf. suffer) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sufferable — adjective capable of being borne though unpleasant sufferable punishment • Syn: ↑bearable, ↑endurable, ↑supportable • Similar to: ↑tolerable • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sufferable — adjective see suffer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sufferable — adjective That may be suffered; capable of being tolerated, endured or permitted; allowable; tolerable. Ant: insufferable See Also: sufferableness, sufferably …   Wiktionary

  • sufferable — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Capable of being tolerated: bearable, endurable, tolerable. See CONTINUE …   English dictionary for students

  • sufferable — suf·fer·a·ble || sÊŒfÉ™rÉ™bl adj. endurable, tolerable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sufferable — suf·fer·able …   English syllables

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