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Wordnet 3.0


1. in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner;
- Example: "she plays tennis tolerably"
[syn: acceptably, tolerably, so-so]

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. [1913 Webster] As may affect the earth with cold and heat Scarce tolerable. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. -- Tol"er*a*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tolerably adv 1: in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner; "she plays tennis tolerably" [syn: acceptably, tolerably, so- so] [ant: intolerably, unacceptably]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "tolerably": acceptably, adequately, admissibly, after a fashion, agreeably, amply, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, commensurately, comparatively, decently, detectably, enough, fair to middling, fairishly, fairly, fairly well, in a manner, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, indifferently, leastwise, mediocrely, merely, middling well, middlingly, mildly, moderately, modestly, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, passably, presentably, pretty, pretty well, pro tanto, purely, rather, relatively, respectably, satisfactorily, satisfyingly, simply, so far, so-so, somewhat, sufficiently, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, unexceptionably, visibly, well enough