certifiable

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certify +‎ -able

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certifiable (comparative more certifiable, superlative most certifiable)

  1. (of a document) That can, or that must be certified.
  2. (informal, of a person) Mentally ill to such an extent that involuntary institutionalization is appropriate; crazy.

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Noun[edit]

certifiable (plural certifiables)

  1. (informal) A crazy person.
    • 2009 August 22, Bob Herbert, “Voices of Anxiety”, New York Times:
      Forget the certifiables who are scrawling Hitler mustaches on pictures of the president.

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