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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Serviceable \Serv"ice*a*ble\, a.
1. Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage,
or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end
use; beneficial; advantageous. "Serviceable to religion
and learning". --Atterbury. "Serviceable tools."
I know thee well, a serviceable villain. --Shak.
2. Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for,
the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.
Courteous he was, lowly, and servysable. --Chaucer.
Bright-hearnessed angels sit in order serviceable.
Seeing her so sweet and serviceable. --Tennnyson.
[1913 Webster] -- Serv"ice*a*ble*ness, n. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: ready for service or able to give long service;
"serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
2: capable of being put to good use; "a serviceable kitchen
3: intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration;
"serviceable low-heeled shoes";
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "serviceable":
advantageous, agential, agentival, agentive, aidful, aiding,
appropriate, assisting, banausic, beneficial, commodious,
conducive, constructive, contributory, durable, employable,
expedient, facilitating, favoring, fitting, forwarding, functional,
functioning, furthersome, good for, handy, helpful, instrumental,
intermediary, long-lasting, mediating, mediatorial, ministerial,
ministering, of general utility, of help, of service, of use,
operating, operative, positive, practicable, practical,
pragmatical, profitable, promoting, proper, remedial, salutary,
subservient, therapeutic, tough, usable, useful, utilitarian,
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