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watch +‎ -able

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watchable (comparative more watchable, superlative most watchable)

  1. That can be watched.
    • 1999, Mary Taylor Gray, Mary Taylor Young, Herbert Clarke, Watchable Birds of California
  2. That is worth watching; interesting or thrilling to watch
    • 2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Six months old, a half-season project, they are already more watchable and more coherent than the second phase of the title-winning team of two years ago; but not at the level of the luminous, steamrollering Mourinho Mk1 team, a rare concurrence of prime-cut talent and a manager in the sweet spot of his own powers.
    • 1992, Leslie Halliwell, John Walker, Halliwell's Film Guide
      Interminable hocus pocus with a plethora of talk, seldom exciting but watchable because of its remarkable cast...

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watchable (plural watchables)

  1. Something to be watched, or worth watching.
    • 1978, TV Guide
      Telly Savalas, Robert Culp and James Mason are the watchables in 1975's The Golden Heist []
    • 2007, San Diego Magazine (volume 59, number 9, page 132)
      Each January, San Diego Magazine announces its list of San Diegans worth watching — and watching out for — in the coming year with its "People To Watch" cover story. The magazine fetes its 50 watchables with a VIP bash []