tolerableness

[ tol-er-uh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF tolerableness
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WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "bearable," from Middle French tolerable (14c.), from Latin tolerabilis "that may be endured," from tolerare "to tolerate" (see toleration). Meaning "moderate, middling, not bad" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Tolerably.

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