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.
1. Capable of being frustrated or defeated.
2. Able to feel anger, discouragement, or being disturbed.
, more futurable, most futurable
Capable of being in a time that is still coming; possibly or likely to occur: After graduating from her university and getting a wonderful futurable job offer, Marge and her parents were very happy.
, more gleanable, most gleanable
1. Pertaining to the ability to procure information or objects that have been obtained over a period of time; especially, when they form a comprehensive whole: Henry has a large collection of gleanable tools that he has collected from flea markets and garage sales.
2. Relating to what is available and that can be picked over in search of relevant material: At the national library, Maxine found gleanable sources of materials for her research project which were not available at the university.
1. Capable of being controlled.
2. Capable of being subjected to authority; amenable to law or rule; controllable; manageable; obedient.
Fit to live in.
1. Capable of being made harmonious or consistent.
2. The ability to bring into harmony, accord, or agreement.
hendecasyllable (s) (noun)
, hendecasyllables (pl)
A meter used in writing poetyr in which there are eleven syllables for each line that is written.
henodecasyllable (s) (noun)
, henodecasyllables (pl)
A verse or a written line consisting of eleven syllables.
; more hospitable, most hospitable
Generous and cordial or affectionate towards other people: Nadine was a very hospitable
hostess and always welcomed all of her guests warmly and made them feel at home.
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A reference to that which is abnormally great, uninhibited, or responsive to a strong stimuli.
That which can be burned or set on fire.
1. Not laudable; not praise-worthy: "The illaudable work of the carpenter at the house had to be redone appropriately."
2. Worthy of censure or disapproval instead of praise: "The illaudable scores of the students resulted in the teacher being severely criticized for his inadequate teaching."
1. That which is impossible to limit or to circumscribe; limitless.
2. Incapable of being limited or bounded; measureless: "The illimitable reaches of space and time."