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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtolerabletol‧e‧ra‧ble /ˈtɒlərəbəl $ ˈtɑː-/ adjective  1 STAND/BEARa situation that is tolerable is not very good, but you are able to accept it opp intolerabletolerate The apartment is really too small, but it’s tolerable for the time being.2 STAND/BEARunpleasant or painful and only just able to be accepted opp intolerabletolerate The heat in this room is barely tolerable.
Examples from the Corpus
tolerableAn active social life may make the boredom of work more tolerable.The taste of the medicine is bitter but tolerable.There must have been a time when each of these practices ceased to be tolerable and reasonable behaviour.It was a tolerable existence, but only just.Most traffic jams are tolerable, lasting only 5 minutes or so.The new measures can only hope to keep fraud at tolerable levels.She will make my misery more tolerable, my slavery only half-slavery, my exile less a banishment.The survey has produced the first national estimate of below tolerable standard houses derived from consistently applied methods.All in all, it was better to have a tolerable tenement than the ideal which no one could afford.If you can make a bad orchestra tolerable, that is valuable.No manner of violence toward another human being is tolerable to me.The tolerable was always becoming suspect, and the suspect often tolerated.
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