durable *lasting, perdurable, permanent, stable, perpetual
Analogous words: enduring, abiding, persisting (see CONTINUE): *strong, stout, tenacious
Contrasted words: fragile, frail, feeble, *weak: transient, transitory, fleeting, ephemeral, fugitive

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  • durable — [ dyrabl ] adj. • v. 1050; de durer ♦ De nature à durer longtemps. Une construction, un monument durable. État, situation durable. ⇒ constant, permanent, stable. « il n y a que la vérité qui soit durable et même éternelle » (Buffon). Sentiment,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Durable — Du ra*ble, a. [L. durabilis, fr. durare to last: cf. F. durable. See {Dure}.] Able to endure or continue in a particular condition; lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • durable — DURABLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui doit durer long temps. Ouvrage durable. Paix durable. Ce n est pas la une chose durable. Bonheur, félicité durable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • durable — Durable. adj. v. de tout genre. Qui doit durer long temps. Ouvrage durable. paix durable. ce n est pas là une chose durable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • durable — late 14c., from O.Fr. durable (11c.), from L. durabilis lasting, permanent, from durare to last, harden (see ENDURE (Cf. endure)). Durable goods attested from 1930 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • durable — [door′ə bəl, dyoor′ə bəl] adj. [ME & OFr < L durabilis < durare, to last, harden < IE * duros, long < base * deu , to move forward (> TIRE1): meaning infl. in L by durus, hard: see DURESS] 1. lasting in spite of hard wear or… …   English World dictionary

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