2. [syn: adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tolerable \Tol"er*a*ble\, a. [L. tolerabilis: cf. F.
tol['e]rable. See Tolerate.]
1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either
physically or mentally.
As may affect the earth with cold and heat
Scarce tolerable. --Milton.
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;
passable; as, a tolerable administration; a tolerable
entertainment; a tolerable translation. --Dryden.
[1913 Webster] -- Tol"er*a*ble*ness, n. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at
least tolerable" [ant: intolerable, unbearable,
2: about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a
secretary" [syn: adequate, passable, fair to middling,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "tolerable":
OK, acceptable, adequate, admissible, all right, allowable,
average, bearable, better than nothing, betwixt and between,
common, decent, dull, endurable, fair, fair to middling, fairish,
good enough, goodish, indifferent, insipid, lackluster, livable,
mediocre, medium, middling, moderate, modest, namby-pamby,
not amiss, not bad, not half bad, not so bad, of a kind, of a sort,
of sorts, okay, ordinary, passable, presentable, pretty good,
respectable, run-of-the-mill, satisfactory, so so, so-so,
sufferable, sufficient, supportable, sustainable, tedious, tidy,
unexceptionable, unexceptional, unimpeachable, unobjectionable,
vapid, wishy-washy, workmanlike