- 1Notably large in size, amount, or extent: a position of considerable influenceMore example sentences
sizeable, substantial, appreciable, significant; goodly, tolerable, fair, reasonable, tidy, hefty, handsome, comfortable, decent, worthwhile, worth having, worth taking into account; ample, plentiful, abundant, superabundant, great, large, lavish, profuse, generous; marked, noticeable• informal not to be sneezed at, OK• literary plenteousmuch, a lot of, lots of, a great deal of, plenty of, a fair amount of, great
- 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.
- 1.1(Of a person) having merit or distinction: Snow was a limited, but still considerable, novelistMore example sentences
- 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).