If you can handle something, it's manageable. An overworked college student might decide to drop a horrible chemistry class to make the semester more manageable.

Anything that you can accomplish can be described with the adjective manageable. It's also used in a slightly different way, to talk about something that can be controlled, like a tamed lion or a smooth and tidy head of hair. The earliest use of the root word "manage" related specifically to controlling a horse, influenced by the French word for "horsemanship," manège.

Definitions of manageable
  1. adjective
    capable of being managed or controlled
    disposed or willing to comply
    capable of being administered or managed
    controllable, governable
    capable of being controlled
    manageable by a supervising agent
    dirigible, steerable
    capable of being steered or directed
    dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
    manipulable, tractable
    easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
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    difficult, unmanageable
    hard to control
    defiant, noncompliant
    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    indocile, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly
    of persons
    incapable of being checked or restrained
    not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
    not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
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  2. adjective
    capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    synonyms: accomplishable, achievable, doable, realizable
    capable of happening or existing
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