(Latin: suffix; expressing ability, capacity, fitness, or "that which may be easily handled or managed")
Just a few examples out of hundreds of words presented as the noun forms of -able; forming nouns of quality from, or corresponding to, adjectives in -able; the quality in an agent that makes an action possible. The suffix -ible has related meanings.
Jim's less experienced football team won the championship despite the insuperable odds presented by the more successful team.
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2. Completely unacceptable.
2. A condition of being secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration: "They were told that they had to honor the inviolability of the sanctuary and we indicated the inviolability of our promise to do so."
3. Incapability of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable: "They must consider the inviolability of secrecy.
2. Something for which a person is responsible; for example, a debt.
3. That which holds a person back or causes trouble.
4. Someone who is a burden or who prevents a successful outcome or causes a social embarrassment.
5. The likelihood or probability of something happening.
2. Having the characteristics of metal being beaten out into a thin plate: The antique tray receptacle in the museum appeared to be a piece of malleable metal.
3. Characterized by being fashioned, influenced, or adapted to situations or mental challenges: As a teacher, Hans was always amazed at the malleable minds and personalities of his students.
The teachers were striving to develop a malleable plan that would serve to develop the "malleability" of the minds of their pupils.