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Definition of tolerable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1fairly good, but not of the best quality synonym reasonable a tolerable degree of success
  2. 2that you can accept or bear, although unpleasant or painful synonym bearable At times, the heat was barely tolerable. The doctors manage to keep the pain at a tolerable level. opposite intolerable
adverb He plays the piano tolerably (well). The operation is tolerably safe today.
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