A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-shuh-nuh-buh l]
    • /ˈæk ʃə nə bəl/
    • /ˈæk.ʃən.ə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-shuh-nuh-buh l]
    • /ˈæk ʃə nə bəl/

Definitions of actionable word

  • adjective actionable If something that you do or say to someone is actionable, it gives them a valid reason for bringing a legal case against you. 3
  • adjective actionable affording grounds for legal action 3
  • adjective actionable that gives cause for an action or lawsuit 3
  • adjective actionable furnishing ground for a lawsuit. 1
  • adjective actionable liable to a lawsuit. 1
  • adjective actionable ready to go or be put into action; ready for use: to retrieve actionable copy from a computer. 1

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Origin of actionable

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1585-95; action + -able

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Parts of speech for Actionable


actionable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

actionable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for actionable

adj actionable

  • prosecutable — Law. to institute legal proceedings against (a person). to seek to enforce or obtain by legal process. to conduct criminal proceedings in court against.
  • triable — liable to be tried judicially
  • unjust — not just; lacking in justice or fairness: unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.

adjective actionable

  • criminal — A criminal is a person who regularly commits crimes.
  • illegal — forbidden by law or statute.
  • unlawful — not lawful; contrary to law; illegal.
  • tortious — of the nature of or pertaining to a tort.
  • litigable — subject to litigation; actionable by a lawsuit.

Antonyms for actionable

adjective actionable

  • legal — permitted by law; lawful: Such acts are not legal.

Top questions with actionable

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