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Daemon
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superable

(adjective) Capable of being surmounted or excelled.

Synonyms: conquerable

Usage: Bankruptcy is unpleasant, to say the least, but it is a superable problem.
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Superable:

Adjective:
Able to be overcome.

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Wilmar (USA) 1M
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(adjective) Capable of being surmounted or excelled.
Synonyms: conquerable
Usage: Bankruptcy is unpleasant, to say the least, but it is a superable problem.


Have you heard anyone use this word in ordinary conversation?
thar
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Not even in extraordinary conversation. Or ever.

'Insuperable' is quite common though
eg 'this problem is not insuperable'

but never 'this problem is superable'.

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Irma Crespo
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Supetable.- Capable of being excelled.
Ajike Omooba
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ReprievedSoul
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'SUPERABLE" is an unusual word, probably because it is fraught with 'ambiguity'. If spoken or written carelesly, it can become "super-able", which is the exact opposite of the 'surmountable' intent. 'Surmountable' is a much more elegant, unambiguous word which most should prefer.
Likewise, the word 'insuperable' is quite common and unambiguous, and in turn can be elgantly used in a 'double-negative way ... "not-insuperable".
Definitely superable is a word we can do without, a word to avoid
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