When something is serviceable, it's useful just the way it is. You might describe your rusty old car as perfectly serviceable if it always gets you where you need to go.

If your eccentric grandmother insists on buying you a full-length fur coat, you could argue that all you need is a serviceable winter jacket — simply one that will do its job and keep you warm. On the other hand, you might long for a beautiful pair of leather boots despite having a serviceable pair of rubber galoshes. Serviceable was spelled the same way in Old English, although it originally meant "willing to be of service," and only later came to mean "usable or useful."

Definitions of serviceable

adj ready for service or able to give long service

serviceable equipment”
“heavy serviceable fabrics”
designed for or capable of a particular function or use
concerned with actual use or practice
durable, long-wearing
capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay
functional, operable, operational, usable, useable
fit or ready for use or service
useful, utile
being of use or service
not ready for service
not having or performing a function
not in working order
burned-out, burnt-out
inoperative as a result of heat or friction
not able to perform its normal function
unserviceable because necessary repairs have not been made
having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
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adj capable of being put to good use

“a serviceable kitchen gadget”
useful, utile
being of use or service

adj intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration

serviceable low-heeled shoes”
concerned with actual use or practice

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