-able

(Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.)

A suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix -ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.

This list is only a small sample of the thousands of -able words that exist in English.

disallowable (adjective), more disallowable, most disallowable
discernible, discernable (adjective); more discernible, more discernable; most discernible, most discernable
1. Able to be seen, recognized, or understood.
2. Perceptible, as by the faculty of vision or the intellect
discomfortable (adjective)
discountable (adjective)
Capable of being, or suitable to be, discounted; as, certain forms are necessary to render notes discountable at a bank.
discreditable
1. Bringing shame or dishonor to someone’s good name or reputation.
2. The reverse of creditable; such as to bring discredit; injurious to reputation; disreputable, disgraceful.
dishonorable (adjective)
dismountable (adjective)
Capable of being dismounted.
dispensable (adjective), more dispensable, most dispensable
1. Not essential; unimportant: Margaret had plenty of dispensable items of personal property to leave behind.
2. Capable of being administered, or distributed: Henry picked up the dispensable drugs from the pharmacy.
displeasurable (adjective)
disportable (adjective), more disportable, most disportable
Characterized by enjoying oneself participating in pleasurable activities or playing in a lighthearted manner: Some people in seaside areas participate in disportable activities by frolicking at the beach with friends and enjoying lively conversation.
disprovable (adjective)
Something which can not be proved.
disputable (adjective)
1. Capable of being disproved.
2. Open to argument or debate.
3. Not definitely true or valid, and so it is debatable or open to argument.
disreputable (adjective)
1. Lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance.
2. Lacking respectability on the basis of past or present actions.
3. Discreditable; dishonorable.
3. Shabby or shoddy; of poor quality or condition: "They wore the most disreputable clothes imaginable."
disrespectable (adjective), more disrespectable, most disrespectable
Descriptive of being unworthy of honor or undeserving of approval: "Jill's disrespectable reaction to being defeated during the tennis match resulted in her being banned from participating in the next tournament."
dissolvable (adjective)