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acceptable

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

: capable or worthy of being accepted

: fairly good

Full Definition of ACCEPTABLE

1
:  capable or worthy of being accepted <no compromise would be acceptable>
2
a :  welcome, pleasing <compliments are always acceptable>
b :  barely satisfactory or adequate <performances varied from excellent to acceptable>
ac·cept·abil·i·ty \ik-ˌsep-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)ak-, ek-\ noun
ac·cept·able·ness \ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl-nəs, ak-\ noun
ac·cept·ably \-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.

First Known Use of ACCEPTABLE

14th century

Related to ACCEPTABLE

Synonyms
adequate, all right, decent, fairish, fine, good, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable
Antonyms
deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting

Rhymes with ACCEPTABLE

ACCEPTABLY Defined for Kids

acceptable

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

Definition of ACCEPTABLE for Kids

1
:  worthy of being accepted <an acceptable excuse>
2
:  adequate 2 <He plays an acceptable game of tennis.>
ac·cept·ably \-blē\ adverb

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