- capable of being tolerated; endurable: His arrogance is no longer tolerable.
- fairly good; not bad.
- Informal. in fair health.
- able to be tolerated; endurable
- informal fairly good
early 15c., “bearable,” from Middle French tolerable (14c.), from Latin tolerabilis “that may be endured,” from tolerare “to tolerate” (see toleration). Meaning “moderate, middling, not bad” is recorded from 1540s. Related: Tolerably.