Definition of acceptable
acceptabilityplay \ik-ˌsep-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)ak-, ek-\ noun
acceptablenessplay \ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl-nəs, ak-\ noun
acceptablyplay \-blē\ adverb
Examples of acceptable in a Sentence
acceptable and unacceptable noise levels
It was an acceptable performance, although not an outstanding one.
She plays an acceptable game of tennis.
Recent Examples of acceptable from the Web
Our position is that this painting would not be acceptable for the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction.
The city has sought to find an acceptable way to regulate street art after some neighborhoods complained about murals that had painted on the exterior walls of private and public structures, without anyone’s permission.
That made the bill more acceptable to some Conservative Christian members of the House.
Even an error that puts more blame on the pollsters might be acceptable, provided it can be fixed.
For a dangerous disease like sleeping sickness, the risks are acceptable.
Naturally, Thursday dawned with ominous clouds, but Mother Nature somehow carved out conditions acceptable for riding a roller coaster.
Might Rowe's willingness to give underage girls nose jobs and breast reductions have more to do with these procedures being old and familiar and socially acceptable?
A decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last month, not binding on the DC court, concluded that the long-distance limits were acceptable.
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