In a way that is just good enough; reasonably: [as submodifier]: he was passably attractive
More example sentences
- She's just a passably pretty girl from Llanelli with a bit of a tip about herself.
- I didn't want to go to the ball at all, but as Mother insisted I did attend, I would at least look passably pretty.
- She was passably pretty, with large green eyes and flowing golden curls.
quite, rather, somewhat, fairly, reasonably, moderately, comparatively, relatively, after a fashion, to a limited extent/degree, to a certain degree, to some extent, tolerably;
informal pretty, ish
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