Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If something is sustainable, it can be continued for a long time, especially without using up resources.

Examples: (adjective) The government is trying to balance sustainable development with economic growth. (adjective) The oil-based lifestyle of today is not sustainable.

Synonyms: adjectives: viable, tenable.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 D