(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. Etymology: from Latin denegare from de-, "away" + negare, "to refuse, to say no."
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.