Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being tolerated; endurable.
  • adj. Fairly good; passable. See Synonyms at average.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being borne, tolerated or endured; bearable or endurable.
  • adj. Moderate in degree; mediocre; passable, acceptable or so-so.
  • adj. Such as to be tolerated or countenanced; permissible; allowable.
  • adj. In fair health; passably well.
  • adv. tolerably; passably; moderately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
  • adj. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or received without disgust, resentment, or opposition; passable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
  • Fit to be tolerated; sufferable.
  • Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or received without positive approval or disapproval; passable; mediocre.
  • In fair health; passably well.
  • Synonyms and
  • Endurable, bearable.
  • Indifferent, ordinary, so-so.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being borne or endured
  • adj. about average; acceptable

Etymologies

tolerate +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

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