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English definition of “tolerable”

tolerable

adjective     /ˈtɒlərəbl/
acceptable but not excellent: The food was just about tolerable but the service was terrible. → Opposite intolerableQuite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
tolerably adverb
(Definition of tolerable adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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