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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Passable  \Pass"a*ble\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  passable.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  passed,  traveled,  navigated,  traversed, 
  penetrated,  or  the  like  as  the  roads  are  not  passable; 
  the  stream  is  passablein  boats. 
  His  body's  a  passable  carcass  if  it  be  not  hurt;  it 
  is  a  throughfare  for  steel.  --Shak. 
  2.  Capable  of  being  freely  circulated  or  disseminated; 
  acceptable;  generally  receivable;  current. 
  With  men  as  with  false  money  --  one  piece  is  more  or 
  less  passable  than  another.  --L'Estrange. 
  Could  they  have  made  this  slander  passable. 
  3.  Such  as  may  be  allowed  to  pass  without  serious  objection; 
  tolerable;  admissable;  moderate;  mediocre. 
  My  version  will  appear  a  passable  beauty  when  the 
  original  muse  is  absent.  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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)}, 

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