(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.

abdicable (AB di kuh buhl) (adjective), more abdicable, most abdicable
A reference to that which can be discarded, renounced, relinquished, or not wanted: Gina's abdicable responsibilities had been an excessive burden for her; so, she had no regrets when she left her position as manager of the two stores.
-able (uh buhl; depending on word to which it is attached)
A suffix that forms adjectives from verbs and nouns.
1. That which can be — ed: Enjoyable = that which can be enjoyed.
2. Giving —; suitable for —: Comfortable = giving comfort.
3. Inclined to — ed: Peaceable = inclined to peace.
4. Deserving to be — ed: Lovable = deserving to be loved.
5. Liable to be — ed: Breakable = liable to be broken.
abolishable (adjective), more abolishable, most abolishable
That which can be done away with wholly or made void; such as, the end of a law, a system, a custom, or an institution: Congress determined that the abolishable law should be terminated now.

The antiquated system of managing public transportation is an abolishable system so it should be replaced.

abominable (adjective), more abominable, most abominable
1. Loathsome, extremely repugnant, reprehensible, shocking, or offensive: Murder is considered to be one of the most abominable crimes committed by anyone.

Nathan had the abominable habit of chewing his fingernails in public.

2. Extremely unpleasant or of very bad quality, or very unpleasant to experience: The abominable food that was served in the restaurant tasted terrible and Jim told the manager that he could be sure that he and his wife would never go there again.

The abominable weather during the summer was the worst that people had experienced in a long time.

3. A bad omen; nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome: The flood included abominable sewerage that was flowing into the basements and ground floor rooms of the houses.
4. A statement that describes something that is deplorable, shocking, or awful: That the homeless were forced out of the shelter this winter was an abominable decision.
5. Etymology: derived from Latin abominari, "to detest something as an ill omen".

From the 14th until the 17th century, the word was spelled abhominable because people thought it came from the Latin phrase ab homine, meaning "away from man", and so, "inhuman, beastly".

Very unpleasant.
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abradable (adjective)
1. Capable of wearing down or rubbing away by friction; able to erode.
2. Able to make weary through constant irritation; to wear down spiritually.
acceptable (adjective), more acceptable, most acceptable
1. Relating to something that is worth having: As a supervisor, Mr. Scott always has socially acceptable behavior and he strives to come up with acceptable solutions to problems with his workers.
2. Pertaining to that which is fairly good or satisfactory: Mildred had an acceptable musical performance, although it was not considered to be an outstanding one.

As a tennis player, Joe's daughter played an acceptable game in her first competition with a more experienced woman.

accountable (adjective)
1. Subject to the obligation to report, to explain, or to justify something; being responsible; answerable.
2. Capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
accusable (adjective)
acidifiable (adjective)
Capable of being converted into, or of combining so as to form, an acid.
acquaintable (adjective)
Easy to be acquainted with; affable.
acquirable (adjective), more acquirable, most acquirable
Descriptive of something that can be secured; available; obtainable: Owning the silver pitcher seemed to be the most acquirable object for the bidder at the auction.
adaptable (adjective); more adaptable, most adaptable
A reference to the accommodation of character, nature, or design to a certain use, situation, or purpose: The computer program that Paul is using is adaptable to the needs of many users.
adjustable (adjective), more adjustable, most adjustable
1. That which can be changed in shape, size, or position according to what is wanted or needed.
2. The ability to adapt or to conform to a situation; such as, as to new conditions or a different environment.
3. Capable of being modified; such as, adjustable seat belts.
4. Regarding loans, mortgages, etc.; having a flexible rate, as one based on money market interest rates or on the rate of inflation or cost of living.
admirable (adjective), more admirable, most admirable
1. Deserving of the highest esteem or respect: Dependableness at completing his assignments was Jack'a most admirable quality.
2. Inspiring approval and admiration: The TV documentary did a more admirable job of showing what actually happened than what the government reports did.
admittable (adjective), more admittable, most admittable