From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunderstandableun‧der‧stand‧a‧ble /ˌʌndəˈstændəbəl $ -dər-/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1UNDERSTANDunderstandablebehaviour, reactions etc seem normal and reasonable because of the situation you are in 🔊 It is understandable that parents are angry, and looking for someone to blame. 🔊 He just can’t face anyone at the moment, which is perfectly understandable. 🔊 an understandable mistake2UNDERSTANDable to be understood —understandably adverb 🔊 They were understandably upset.
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understandable• Although I don't approve of his actions, I think they are understandable.• That teachers are annoyed about having so much extrapaperwork is understandable.• Their philosophy may have seemed reckless and naive but, given the nature of the marketplace, it was understandable.• Some at least of the leading Romans felt and behaved in a way which seemed to him perfectly understandable and eminently sensible.• There is understandableanger among the victims' families.• This fear is sometimes understandable, but not all statutesdivideParliament on party lines.• This is understandable, considering drugresearch can take 20 years and cost upwards of £200 million.• The impulse to put safety first is understandable enough, but it is hardly a formula either for dynamism or for originality.• This attitude is, to me, completely understandable, largely laudable and not at all unique to Mrs Clinton.• This was an understandable reaction to the gruelling nature of the work.• The only understandable reason to hold back would be if you didn't know the answer yourself.• It's understandable that she doesn't want to see Bill again.perfectly understandable• For example, the speech we hear over a telephone line is perfectly understandable.• In terms of his own situation and interests this attitude is perfectly understandable.• This idolatrous crowdpostulates an idealworthy of itself and appropriate to its nature, that is perfectly understandable.• Some at least of the leading Romans felt and behaved in a way which seemed to him perfectly understandable and eminently sensible.• That was perfectly understandable, because what we were proposing was so essentially and uniquely horrible.• That's perfectly understandable, but it's not good sense.• This clause appears perfectly understandable from the viewpoint of a supplier of drivers.• This is perfectly understandable if in fact after passives the to infinitiveevokes a mentalconstruct.