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adjective as in acceptable, admissible

adjective as in clear and able to be traveled

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In other words, if a student comes to have a passable understanding of a subject, which he or she did not understand initially, that student should still pass the course.

A great rim protector, a passable shooter and a solid post player.

Clarkson has been the presumptive Sixth Man of the Year favorite for some time now, but Ingles’s efficiency, versatility and better-than-passable defense make him perhaps the better candidate.

It wrote passable poetry, produced decent code, calculated simple sums, and with some edits, penned news articles.

Major, well-traveled roads, especially those that are treated, should be passable but could still become slick when snow falls steadily.

A serious presidential campaign should have at least a passable answer to an obvious, expected, and potentially disabling attack.

What passable comedy has existed in these bleak times has largely sprung from the camp of writer/director/producer Judd Apatow.

You might expect charming or at least passable small talk to be a gateway skill for a politician.

Her instructions were clear and I eventually produced a passable batch of puff.

And on any other network, The Biggest Loser's ratings would merely be passable.

"The cañon is perfectly passable on foot," replied the young officer, stiffly and angrily.

Wild as the land was, it was thus far passable, while toward the north lay the untraversable.

The Curaoa track is hardly passable, but it must be trod to-morrow by the degenerate feet of their successor the Wallaroos.

There could never be any choice, of course—the mountains were passable only when the weather was hot.

At several points along the course of this river I observed similar bridges of rock, but this one only is passable for horses.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to passable, such as: adequate, mediocre, presentable, respectable, so-so, and tolerable.

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