sustainable

[ suh-stey-nuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF sustainable
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It sounds crazy, and only time will tell whether it proves to be sustainable.

This year, we must also do more to support democratic renewal and human rights and sustainable development all around the world.

Niebuhrs inference against a blood connection from Ciceros definition is not sustainable.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "bearable," from sustain + -able. Attested from 1845 in the sense "defensible;" from 1965 with the meaning "capable of being continued at a certain level." Sustainable growth is recorded from 1965. Related: Sustainably.

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