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passable adj
1 able to be passed or traversed or crossed; "the road is passable" [ant: impassable]
2 about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary" [syn: adequate, fair to middling]
3 neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French" [syn: indifferent, so-so(p), tolerable]

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From French passable


  1. That which may be passed or traversed.
  2. Tolerable; satisfactory; adequate.


That which may be passed or traversed
Tolerable; satisfactory; adequate

Derived terms




  1. Passable; tolerable; fair.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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