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Tolerable


TOL'ERABLE, adjective [Latin tolerabilis. See Tolerate.]

1. That may be borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally. The cold in Canada is severe, but tolerable The insults and indignities of our enemies are not tolerable

It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. Matthew 10:15.

2. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or received without disgust, resentment or opposition; as a tolerable translation; a tolerable entertainment; a tolerable administration.