bearable

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From Middle English berable, equivalent to bear +‎ -able.

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bearable (not comparable)

  1. Able to be borne; tolerable; endurable.
  2. Able to be borne or carried; portable.
    • 2015, Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, Matthew C. Halteman, Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating:
      A joint cause is neither necessary nor sufficient for an effect—for example, any one of six pallbearers is a joint cause of carrying a coffin bearable by four.

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