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 conceivable, most conceivable
1. Capable of being condensed.
2. To reduce the volume or compass of.
3. To make more concise; abridge or shorten.
4. To cause (a gas or vapor) to change to a liquid.
5. To remove water from some liquid; for example, milk.
1. That which may be confirmed, established, or ratified.
2. Capable of being made more certain.
, more confusable, most confusable
Pertaining to something that is so similar as to be easily identified for another thing: "The dictionary contained potentially confusable senses of words."
, more confutable, most confutable
Pertaining to that which can be proven to be wrong, a mistake, or an error: The defense attorney, Mrs. Anderson, provided the most confutable information in court with respect to her client's innocence of the charges made against him.
, more conquerable, most conquerable
Descriptive of something that can be managed or brought under control: Simona's bad handwriting was a conquerable trait that she could change if she really wanted to.
1. Large in amount, extent, or degree: "He was a writer of considerable influence."
2. Worthy of consideration; significant: "The economy was a considerable issue in the political campaign."
, more consolable, most consolable
Relating to being less sad or not as disappointed: Adam was not a consolable person after he had wrecked his car, which then had to be towed to the junk yard.
constable (s) (noun)
, constables (pl)
1. A policeman: The constable of the town, and one of the lowest rank, proved to be of great value when he caught the culprit one evening.
2. A lawman; a peace officer: The constable, or patrolman, who was quite a calm fellow and helped to keep the town a pleasant place to live and free from strife, was well liked by all the citizens.
3. The governor of a royal castle: In the Middle Ages, a constable was an officer or keeper in a noble court or fortress and usually an army commander in a senior position.
, more constrainable, most constrainable
A reference to doing something which may be done in a calm way.
; more construable, most construable
1. Being able to make sense of, or to assign a meaning to something.
2. Having the ability to understand an action, an event, a remark, etc. in a special way: "Hank's construable behavior was obviously a result of being angry or of being very upset by the made by the local government."
Relating to that which can, or can't, be provided with professional advice or services: The financial advisor decided that Jim's economic situation was so bad that there was no consultable
As a student, Geraldine finally found a consultable dictionary that provided adequate definitions for the words that she was trying to find.