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.
, more purchasable, most purchasable
1. Referring to that which is available for buying: The Smith parents bought a supply of purchasable goods for the family.
2. Capable of being bribed or corrupted: The politician was accused of being a purchasable agent for a foreign company.
Anything which is liable to decay or to spoil or to become putrid.
, more questionable, most questionable
1. Open to doubt or disagreement: It was a questionable decision to have decided to write to Jack, the editor of the local paper, about who was committing vandalism in the parks.
2. Not respectable or morally proper: Mrs. Jenkins, the librarian, decided that the new book had questionable value for the science program at the school.
1. Ready for the razor.
2. Fit to be shaved.
Pleasurable, enjoyable, enthralling; descriptive of written work that contains enthralling information that is interesting to peruse: Kelsey just published a very readable mystery book.
A plain, distinct, decipherable composition which is plain and easy to read: Elizabeth had very legible handwriting because she practiced when she was in school.
While writing a readable short story for the local newspaper contest, Ingrid used her most legible handwriting.
1. Doing something that is capable of being achieved or that which is actually possible to do.
2. Capable of existing or taking place or proving true.
, more rebatable, most rebatable
1. That which can be returned as part of an original payment for some service or merchandise: There was a rebatable guarantee if the customer was not satisfied.
2. The possibility of being partially refunded: Andrew returned the rebatable merchandise to the store.
, more receivable, most receivable
Relating to a payment that is acceptable for a debt.
, more reclaimable, most reclaimable
Descriptive of materials or personalities, etc. that can be salvaged from a degenerate or unusable condition and made productive again: The social worker thought Hans was the most reclaimable individual he'd worked with and he had great hopes for the young man's productive future.
, more recognizable, most recognizable
1. Concerning being honored or having an acknowledgment or thanks for doing something: Shirley Temple was once the most recognizable face among movie actors and actresses.
2. Regarding the acceptance or approval of a claim, duty, fact, truth, etc.: The recognizable details in the business plan helped the small firm to receive a loan from the bank.