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adjective ac·cept·able \ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl, ak- also ek-\

Simple Definition of acceptable

  • : capable or worthy of being accepted

  • : fairly good

Full Definition of acceptable

  1. 1 :  capable or worthy of being accepted <no compromise would be acceptable>

  2. 2 a :  welcome, pleasing <compliments are always acceptable> b :  barely satisfactory or adequate <performances varied from excellent to acceptable>

ac·cept·abil·i·typlay \ik-ˌsep-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)ak-, ek-\ noun
ac·cept·able·nessplay \ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl-nəs, ak-\ noun
ac·cept·ablyplay \-blē\ adverb

Examples of acceptable

  1. acceptable and unacceptable noise levels

  2. It was an acceptable performance, although not an outstanding one.

  3. She plays an acceptable game of tennis.



14th Century

First Known Use of acceptable

14th century

Rhymes with acceptable



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