Something that's tolerable is something you're able to live with. The best thing you can say about sleeping in a tent with your younger siblings might be that it's tolerable.

If you can tolerate something, or put up with it, it's tolerable. You can also use this adjective to mean "good enough" or "adequate." If your waiter asks how your meal is and you answer, "The pizza is tolerable," you're not giving a rave review; you're basically saying, "It's average" or "It's edible, but nothing special." Tolerable comes from the Latin tolerabilis, "that may be endured."

Definitions of tolerable
  1. adjective
    capable of being borne or endured
    “the climate is at least tolerable
    allowable, permissible
    that may be permitted especially as according to rule
    bearable, endurable, sufferable, supportable
    capable of being borne though unpleasant
    resistant, tolerant
    able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
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    intolerable, unbearable, unendurable
    incapable of being put up with
    not permitted
    very difficult to accept or bear
    impossible, insufferable, unacceptable, unsufferable
    used of persons or their behavior
    not able to be supported or defended
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  2. adjective
    about average; acceptable
    synonyms: adequate, fair to middling, passable
    giving satisfaction
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