(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. Etymology: from Latin denegare from de-, "away" + negare, "to refuse, to say no."
2. Incapable of completely defeating an enemy or an opponent: In the story that James was reading, the king of the land had an undestroyable army that fought any foe and always won!
3. Subject to lasting a very long time; durable; imperishable: Some rocks are so hard and dense that they are considered to be undestroyable.
A color, for example is undetectable to the touch!
2. Hardly able to be seen or discerned: The fall in the temperature outside was undetectable and could hardly be felt.
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 for 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 Mr. Smith's questions, however she was unexceptionable when it came to investment management.
2. Unsuitable in regards to social acceptance: Sandy's school friend lived in an unfashionable and tacky part of town across the railroad tracks.
2. Disposed to being adverse or unpromising: The unfavorable weather conditions led to many accidents on the roads, in addition to cars being driven much too fast.
2. Totally unlikely; impossible, inconceivable: It was unimaginable and out of the question that Jack would get the top scholarship since his grades were not all great and some were under average.
2. Not liable to accusation or denunciation; irreproachable: Jack Star had an unimpeachable reputation because he was reliable, dependable, honest, and trustworthy.
3. Entirely acceptable: When Albert finished his project it was done adequately, up to the teacher's expectations, and was regarded as being unimpeachable, with no parts missing or being imperfect.