Definition of tolerable in English:

tolerable

Syllabification: tol·er·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈtälərəbəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

tolerability

Pronunciation: /ˌtäl(ə)rəˈbilitē/
noun
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  • Duration of treatment varied from six weeks to 10 years; shorter trials assessed symptomatic control and tolerability, and longer trials assessed disease progression and mortality.
  • Overall tolerability was similar between the two classes of drugs, but atypical agents caused fewer extrapyramidal side effects.
  • This will reduce ‘trial and error’ prescribing and improve the efficacy and tolerability of medicines.

tolerably

adverb
[as submodifier]: the welfare state works tolerably well
More example sentences
  • It is, in fact, a relatively secular, tolerably cosmopolitan place - and it is rich.
  • Even landless labourers could manage tolerably well within this system.
  • He seems tolerably well qualified to be writing about this sort of thing.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin tolerabilis, from tolerare (see tolerate).

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