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.
Capable of being possible or imagined: Janet looked everywhere or in every conceivable place in order to find the missing phone number.
, more condemnable, most condemnable
Deserving censure, rebuke, or total disapproval: The condemnable act of stealing from the poor should really not be tolerated.
condensable, condensible (adjective)
; more condensable, more condensible; most condensable, most condensible
1. Capable of being compressed; able to reduce the volume of something: When Tim was packing his suitcase he used a space bag that was condensable by having the air sucked out of the bag.
2. Regarding something which can be abridged or shortened: The long story Jane wrote was certainly condensable for the magazine to print it, so she had to abbreviate it.
3. Pertaining to a substance capable of changing to a liquid: Plants in a greenhouse produce condensable vapor which precipitates as moisture in the air.
4. Referring to a liquid in which water can be removed: The milk Jane had on the stove was condensable and it thickened when boiling.
, more confirmable, most confirmable
1. Worthy of being established or ratified: The valid and confirmable passport Mr. Thomas had was checked at the airport.
2. Capable of being made more certain: The image of the X-ray was confirmable and showed Jim's arm to be broken, but did not have to be operated on, so his arm was in a cast for 4 weeks.
, more conformable, most conformable
1. Inclined to comply with: The workers at the firm were all conformable to the requirements and demands of the manager.
2. Agreeable; concordant: The policies of the condominium building were not conformable in all aspects to the city's policies, so they had to be revised immediately.
, more confusable, most confusable
Pertaining to something that is so similar as to be easily identified for another thing: The dictionary contained potentially confusable and mistakable senses of words.
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.
Capable of being guessed: The accurate spot where Lynn's brother was buried was conjecturable, and so a name plate was provided since no one knew exactly where he was buried in the cemetery.
, 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.
, more considerable, most considerable
1. Large in amount, extent, or degree: He was a writer of considerable and great influence.
2. Worthy of attention; significant: The economy was a considerable and important 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 junkyard.
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
Liable to limitation; inclined to hold back or to curb: The size of the building project was constrainable due to the amount of credit the bank had offered.
, more construable, most construable
1. Being able to make sense of, or to assign a meaning to something: Jack asked if the Latin sentence by Cicero was construable or not.
2. Capable of understanding an action, an event, a remark, etc. in a special way: Hank's behavior was construable because it was obviously a result of being very angry or of being very upset with his parents' divorce.
, more consultable, most consultable
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.