Share this entry

tolerable
American English: /ˈtɑl(ə)rəb(ə)l/
British English: /ˈtɒl(ə)rəb(ə)l/

Translation of tolerable in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (endurable)
    (pain/temperature/noise)
    tolerable
    soportable
    Example sentences
    • I've spoken to the planning department, but they have said the difference is within a tolerable level, so they are not prepared to do anything about it.
    • Numbers have leapt to 30 times the level considered tolerable in some of the worst affected areas of the city.
    • This isn't a real solution, though, as it's not enough to get the infantry overstretch down to tolerable levels.
    1.2 (passable)
    Example sentences
    • But then Nicole arrives looking simply delicious, and her voice is tolerable enough.
    • The voice acting is actually tolerable for the most part, unlike most other games.
    • She has an indefinable screen presence that makes even her poorest scenes tolerable.

Definition of tolerable in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: