Definition of Acceptable

1. Adjective. Worthy of acceptance or satisfactory. "Performances varied from acceptable to excellent"




2. Adjective. Judged to be in conformity with approved usage. "Acceptable English usage"
Category relationships: Linguistics
Similar to: Received, Standard
Derivative terms: Acceptability, Acceptableness

3. Adjective. Meeting requirements. "The step makes a satisfactory seat"
Exact synonyms: Satisfactory
Similar to: Good
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptability, Acceptableness, Satisfactoriness, Satisfy, Satisfy

4. Adjective. Adequate for the purpose. "The water was acceptable for drinking"
Similar to: Fit
Derivative terms: Accept, Acceptability, Acceptableness

Definition of Acceptable

1. a. Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.

Definition of Acceptable

1. Adjective. Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an ''acceptable'' present, one ''acceptable'' to us. ¹

2. Adjective. Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acceptable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acceptable

accentual system
accentuality
accentually
accentuate
accentuated
accentuates
accentuating
accentuation
accentuations
accentuator
accentuators
accept
accept service
acceptabilities
acceptability
acceptable (current term)
acceptable daily intake
acceptable risk
acceptableness
acceptably
acceptance
acceptance sampling
acceptances
acceptancy
acceptant
acceptants
acceptation
acceptations
acceptaunce
accepted

Literary usage of Acceptable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1831)
"Pray make my best compliments acceptable to Mr. and Mrs. Thrale, by assuring them of my hearty joy that the master, as you call him, is alive. ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"came upon Thus did she present her offering. She is numbered among the throng of martyrs, holy and acceptable to God.k SIMON, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"Any further particulars of this family will be particularly acceptable, especially with reference to the authorship of " God save the Queen." INA. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... partly in the warehouse and partly in the railway train, had nothing in it of the sweetness of love, to make her thoughts of it acceptable to her. ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... a mere sprinkling of English gentlemen and their native assistants, Major Chesney's useful volume will be most acceptable and indeed indispensable. ..."

6. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... if my message can be made acceptable to her in her present affliction, and believe me Ever yours most truly, FAB The Amistad was a low raking schooner, ..."

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