compatible

[ kuh m-pat-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF compatible
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The Banker's past life was not compatible with generous dealing.

It alternates with derision, and is compatible with contempt.

It must be admitted that, as far as was compatible with his quality of temper, he was; none more so.

It cannot be implied that she is hardened, for no such quality is compatible with her character.

To her mind, a display of finery was not compatible with what she called religion.

The love of man is not compatible with the excesses of the beast.

Such a system of solid rings is not compatible with the laws of dynamics.

Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.

The stern work before him, however, was not compatible with soft emotions.

Practicality is compatible with romance as well as with rascality.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French compatible (15c.), from Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compati (see compassion). Related: Compatibility.

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