Eligible vs Permissible - What's the difference?

eligible | permissible |


As adjectives the difference between eligible and permissible

is that eligible is eligible while permissible is permitted.

eligible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Suitable; meeting the conditions; worthy of being chosen; allowed to do something.
  • Usage notes

    Used in the phrase (eligible bachelor) to mean “desirable male”, the corresponding term for a woman is nubile.

    Synonyms

    * qualified

    Antonyms

    * ineligible * unqualified

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is eligible.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=October 3, author=Diane Ravitch, title=Get Congress Out of the Classroom, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Federal agencies report that only about 1 percent of eligible students take advantage of switching schools and fewer than 20 percent of eligibles receive extra tutoring.}}

    permissible

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • permitted.
  • Synonyms

    * allowable

    Anagrams

    * impressible