Definitions

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

  • adjective Bearable; endurable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being supported, upheld, sustained, maintained, or defended.
  • Capable of being borne, endured, or tolerated; bearable; endurable: as, the pain is not supportable; patience renders injuries or insults supportable.

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

  • adjective Capable of being supported, maintained, or endured; endurable.

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

  • adjective Capable of being supported, upheld, maintained, or defended.
  • adjective Capable of being borne, endured, or tolerated; endurable.

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

support +‎ -able

Examples

  • Neither one of these are supportable from a rational point of view.

    Think Progress » Rumsfeld Attacks Murtha: Says He Is Undermining Troops, Comforting Enemy

  • England, but the heat is more supportable from the breezes which always spring up about noon; and the evenings are charming beyond expression.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • This means you should receive from every agent you interview a "supportable" opinion of value based on recently sold properties in your neighborhood; exactly what you would demand if you were a buyer.

    ActiveRain Real Estate Network

  • This means you should receive from every agent you interview a "supportable" opinion of value based on recently sold properties in your neighborhood; exactly what you would demand if you were a buyer.

    ActiveRain Real Estate Network

  • Far too many progressive people still think this is the "supportable" war - because "we were attacked first" (on 9/11), because of the ugliness of the Taliban and its "foreign fighter" allies, because they hope the U.S. occupation might "do some good," and because they are concerned about new terrorist attacks on civilians in the U.S.

    Kasama

  • Various modes of host server access should be supportable, meaning SCSI block via Fibre Channel, and FCoE and iSCSI via Ethernet.

    Channel Register

  • Various modes of host server access should be supportable, meaning SCSI block via Fibre Channel, and FCoE and iSCSI via Ethernet.

    The Register

  • If the goal is simply to explore and do science, unless its reasonably inexpensive, its not going to be supportable and sustainable.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • What you did to me and our family is not supportable.

    A South Carolina first lady, scrutinized

  • I take note of your earlier post, in which you suggest that giving absolute deference to the guy with the badge is most easily supportable when the guy with the badge is fully accountable for actions taken ultra vires.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Indiana Appellate Case on the Right to Resist a Police Officer’s Unlawful Entry

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