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considerable Syllabification: con·sid·er·a·ble
Pronunciation: /kənˈsid(ə)rəb(ə)l/

Definition of considerable in English:


1Notably large in size, amount, or extent: a position of considerable influence
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  • Please be as generous as you can as it takes a considerable amount of money to put this in place.
  • It was that a basic disconnection had occurred that was to a considerable extent the west's own fault.
  • As the firm's engraver, he requires an artistic eye and a considerable amount of strength.
goodly, fair, hefty, handsome, decent, worthwhile;
much, great, a lot of, lots of, a great deal of, plenty of, a fair amount of
1.1(Of a person) having merit or distinction: he was a limited, but still considerable, novelist
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  • She is a succour and support to him but is also a considerable thinker in her own right.
  • Best known for her vivid African memoirs, she was also a considerable novelist who achieved a scale that could fairly be called epic.
  • In youth he afforded proof of original power; he was a considerable politician, and an excellent classical scholar.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'capable of being considered'): from medieval Latin considerabilis 'worthy of consideration', from Latin considerare (see consider).

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