(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.
2. Relating to something which is outrageous and beyond reason: The fees for the childcare center in Tim's town were considered to be quite unconscionable and not affordable by most families.
3. Etymology: from Latin un-, "not" + conscionable, from conscientia, "knowledge"; from conscire; "to know well"; from com-, "together" + scire, "to know" + able, "ability".
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2. Not admitting to discouragement: "The soldier's undauntable heroism was recognized by his comrades and the highest officials of the government."
2. Incapable of showing or presenting.
2. Incapable of completely defeating an enemy or an opponent.
Oscar's parents went through unendurable agony when they heard that their son had died in a car crash during the night.
2. Hard to deal with; especially, causing pain or embarrassment: "Wayne's brother had the unenviable challenge to significantly reduce his over-weight condition."
3. Not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or to comprehend and to endure: "The university students in the computer class were given a difficult and an unenviable task to perform by the professor."
4. Etymology: envy comes from Old French envie "envy, jealousy, rivalry", from Latin invidia, "envy, jealousy", from invidus, "envious", from invidere, "envy"; earlier it meant "look at (with malice), cast an evil eye upon", from in- "on, upon" + videre, "to see".
Unenviable is a combination of un-, "not" + enviable, "a reference to a resentful or unhappy feeling of wanting somebody else's success, good fortune, qualities, or possessions".
As an unexceptional banker, she left much to be desired in terms of answering my questions; however, she was unexceptionable when it came to investment management.