American English

Definition of passable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1fairly good but not excellent synonym satisfactory She put on a passable imitation of a Southern accent. He served a bottle of very passable claret with the meal.
  2. 2[not usually before noun] if a road or a river is passable, it is not blocked and you can travel along or across it The mountain roads are not passable until late spring. opposite impassable
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