-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.

enforceable (adjective)
enjoyable (adjective)
enumerable (adjective), more enumerable, most enumerable
A reference to that which can be determined by counting: The enumerable amount of Maribel's student loan was calculated and she was trying to make arrangements for repaying it as soon as she could get a job.
enviable (adjective), more enviable, most enviable
1. Relating to the pleasure of being very desirable: Shirley has an enviable reputation for honesty.
2. Conveying feelings of being wanted: This company is in the enviable position of having no real competitors.

When someone is in an enviable situation, others wish that they were also in that status.

equable (adjective), more equable, most equable
1. Descriptive of someone who is very calm and not easily disturbed or angered: Milly is an equable mother even when her children misbehave and fight with each other.
2. Pertaining to something which does not vary or fluctuate very much: The equable climate where Jane lives is very steady with mild and comfortable temperatures.
Relating to being tranquil and not easily upset.
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equable, equitable
equable (EK wuh buhl, EE kwuh buhl) (adjective)
Descriptive of a person's character which lacks in extreme variation or difference: Justine demonstrated a calm, unruffled and an equable temper despite the circumstances.
equitable (EK wi tuh buhl) (adjective)
Fairness, pertaining to a lack in favoritism: Jackson's mother was always just, unswayed and equitable with distributing treats and discipline.

Vince's equable temperament made it easy for him to act in an equitable manner during the tense union negotiations.

equitable (adjective)
1. Implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to everyone.
2. Characterized by justice, fairness, and impartiality toward those involved; just and right; fair; reasonable.
3. Applicable under the law of equity as distinguished from common or statute law.
eradicable (adjective), more eradicable, most eradicable
estimable (adjective)
evadable (adjective)
evaporable (adjective), more evaporable, most evaporable
Descriptive of that which can change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a mist or steam: "There are certain evaporable liquids or fluids that can be turned into a more concentrated residue which remains after the evaporation process has taken place."
evitable (adjective), more evitable, most evitable
Pertaining to anything that can be avoided or prevented: The police investigator declared that the damage done when Markus drove into the back of a woman's car was an evitable accident and that if he had been paying attention he could have kept it from happening.
evocable (adjective), more evocable, most evocable
1. Pertaining to something which can be brought to mind; such as, a memory or feeling; especially, from the past: Herald's evocable childhood memories were intensified when he looked at the family's picture album.
2. A reference to a situation that can cause a reaction or a special feeling about something or someone: Traveling through the Mojave Desert was quite evocable because Ginny remembered quite well the times when she camped out there with her family when she was a child.
evolvable (adjective)
exceptionable (adjective), more exceptionable, most exceptionable