sufferable

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suffer +‎ -able

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sufferable (comparative more sufferable, superlative most sufferable)

  1. (obsolete) Able to suffer or endure; patient.
  2. Capable of being tolerated, endured or permitted; allowable; tolerable.
    • 2001, Walter Prytulak, On Pain Suffering: Reminiscences, Musings and Reflections (page 58)
      Greek philosophers put it bluntly: "The best thing in the world is not to be born; but the second best is to die." Up to the point of suicide the suffering continues to be sufferable.

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