-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.

interchangeable
interminable (adjective), more interminable, most interminable
Characterizing something as being without end; endless: Mr. Smith, the politician, made many feel that it was the most interminable meeting that they had ever attended because he went on and on until many in the audience could hardly stay awake.
Descriptive of being endless or having no limit.
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A reference to seeming to last forever with chatter.
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interviewable
1. A formal meeting in which a person can be asked questions for a report.
2. Someone who is available and capable of answering facts, or statements, which are elicited from another person, or people.
intolerable (adjective), more intolerable, most intolerable
1. Descriptive of something that is so bad, difficult, or painful that it cannot be endured: Ted had such an intolerable pain in his back that he could not sleep.
2. A reference to a situation that is very unpleasant or terribly annoying: The intolerable noise from the drilling in the street has greatly upset the people who live nearby.
Referring to something that is too severe and unbearable.
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intractable (adjective), more intractable, most intractable
1. A reference to someone or something that is difficult to manage or to govern; stubborn: Intractable people are very difficult to influence or to get along with.
2. Pertaining to something that is not easy to mold or to manipulate: The intractable materials were too much trouble for the construction men to work with.
3. Descriptive of that which cannot be alleviated or cured quickly: The intractable pain in Hank's back was not going to be made less severe right away.
Unruly and not easy to work with or to control.
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Unmanageable and unruly.
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invadable
invaluable
Intensely or extremely useful or valuable.
invariable (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to something that is never changing, but is always staying the same; unchanging in nature, value, or extent.
investable (adjective)
inviolable
1. Secure from being infringed, breached, or broken.
2. To secure from violence or attack.
3. Prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration.
4. Incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable.
invitrifiable
Unable to be vitrified or to be converted into glass.
invulnerable (adjective), more invulnerable, most invulnerable
1. Incapable of being wounded or of receiving injury: The basketball team seems to be in an invulnerable position to winning the championship this year.
2. Unable to be damaged, hurt, or affected: Sharon was invulnerable to criticism.
3. Not able to be successfully attacked by an aggressive military force; immune to attack.
irrational, unreasonable
irrational (i RASH uh nuhl) (adjective)
1. Descriptive of someone who is incapable of logical thought, unconcerned, careless: Joshua's father became more irrational as his fever got worse.

Some politicians become irrational in the way they spend and waste money.

2. Affected by loss of usual or normal mental clarity; incoherent, as from a shock: Greg commented, "Tami, your fears and your behavior are irrational."
3. Unsound, illogical, unreasonable, not based on reality, nonsensical, foolish: Addie tends to be more irrational every day as a result of her demented condition.
unreasonable (un REE zuh nuh buhl) (adjective)
1. Pertaining to a lack in good sense, unfair, unacceptable: Jane said, "Come on, Carl, it's unreasonable for you to expect the weather to be cool in the summer."
2. Referring to a person who exceeds normal limits; obstinate, headstrong, stubborn, inflexible, obdurate, prejudiced: Andrew is a spoiled and unreasonable person.
3. Excessive, too great, exorbitant, extravagant, immoderate, unjustifiable: The company's management considers the union's demands as being totally unreasonable.

It is not unreasonable to fear that Tim's irrational anger could translate into aggression which might become unreasonably physical.

It seemed that authorities had to use unreasonable force to control Harold whose mental state could be described as increasingly irrational.

irreclaimable (adjective), more irreclaimable, most irreclaimable
1. That which cannot be reformed or called back to doing the right things: The founder of Boys' Town, USA, believed there was no such thing as an irreclaimable boy.
2. Descriptive of land that is depleted and cannot be brought back to a useful cultivation: The agronomist, or agricultural land development specialist, regretted that the flooded land was irreclaimable and could no longer grow healthy crops.
3. That which cannot be called back or revoked; irrevocable: The crash of the car against the tree caused irreclaimable damage and so it had to be towed away to the junk yard.
irreconcilable