Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Possible to suffer, endure, or permit; tolerable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being suffered, endured, tolerated, or permitted; allowable.
  • Capable of suffering or enduring with patience; tolerant; patient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Able to suffer or endure; patient.
  • adjective That may be suffered, tolerated, or permitted; allowable; tolerable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Able to suffer or endure; patient.
  • adjective That may be suffered; capable of being tolerated, endured or permitted; allowable; tolerable.

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

  • adjective capable of being borne though unpleasant

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

suffer +‎ -able

Examples

  • But if the machines are sufferable, that is, if they have so much as divine probability, then it follows of necessity, that the doctrine of the church is false; so that I leave it to every impartial clergyman to consider. '

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Was technology available to maintain a sufferable climate?

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    aVOIDance

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    Learning

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    aVOIDance

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    Think Progress » WellPoint Failed To Deliver Tens Of Millions Of Dollars It Promised To Help Uninsured Americans

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    The Declaration of Independence

  • But, “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Stamp Act

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    “Southern States v. Lincoln” « PurpleSlog – Awesomeness & Modesty Meets Sexy

  • Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

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