acceptable

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

Definition of acceptable

  1. 1 :  capable or worthy of being accepted an acceptable noise level socially acceptable behavior a compromise that is acceptable to both sides

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

acceptability

play \ik-ˌsep-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, (ˌ)ak-, ek-\ noun

acceptableness

play \ik-ˈsep-tə-bəl-nəs, ak-\ noun

acceptably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of acceptable in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of acceptable

see accept


First Known Use: 14th century


ACCEPTABLE Defined for Kids

acceptable

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

Definition of acceptable for Students

  1. 1 :  worthy of being accepted an acceptable excuse

  2. 2 :  adequate 2 He plays an acceptable game of tennis.

acceptably

\-blē\ adverb


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