- 1Just good enough to be acceptable; satisfactory: he spoke passable EnglishMore example sentences
- For your information, I thought it was perfectly passable, and nasty enough, without being too scary.
- In her opinion, her looks were passable enough to be called pretty.
- His face was not much to look at - certainly not handsome, but passable enough.
- 2(Of a route or road) clear of obstacles and able to be traveled along or on: the road was passable with careMore example sentences
- A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said Whitby and Scarborough were the worst hit areas but all main roads were passable with care.
- By last night the force said most roads were passable with care.
- In Elvington, there was serious flooding but roads were passable with care.
late Middle English: from Old French, from passer 'to pass'.