agree·​able | \ ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce agreeable (audio) \

Definition of agreeable

1 : pleasing to the mind or senses especially as according well with one's tastes or needs an agreeable companion an agreeable change
2 : ready or willing to agree or consent was agreeable to the plan
3 : being in harmony : consonant
4 : able to be accepted : acceptable used with to a plan that is agreeable to everyone

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Other Words from agreeable

agreeability \ -​ˌgrē-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce agreeability (audio) \ noun
agreeableness \ -​ˈgrē-​ə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce agreeableness (audio) \ noun
agreeably \ -​blē How to pronounce agreeably (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for agreeable


all right, alright, copacetic (also copasetic), ducky, fine, good, hunky-dory, jake [slang], OK (or okay), palatable, satisfactory


disagreeable, unsatisfactory

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Examples of agreeable in a Sentence

He's a very agreeable young man. Traffic is one of the less agreeable aspects of city life. They spent an agreeable evening together. I suggested that we leave early, and she seemed agreeable.
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The Rays might be hoping for a more agreeable successor. Matt Bonesteel,, "Rays’ city-sharing plan has problems, but team’s owner calls it an ‘amazing idea’," 26 June 2019 The Rays might be hoping for a more agreeable successor. Matt Bonesteel, The Denver Post, "Rays’ city-sharing plan has problems, but team’s owner calls it an “amazing idea”," 26 June 2019 But changes in music during the late '60s weren't agreeable to Valentine. Bennett Kogon, Billboard, "Spotlight: How Producer Nic Jodoin Restored This Recording Studio-Turned-Storage Unit to Analog Glory," 25 June 2019 Relaxed and agreeable on the second day of his state visit to Britain, both in public and in his private meetings, Mr. Trump still seemed on a high after a day of circulating between palaces and mingling with royalty. Mark Landler, New York Times, "As Trump Dangles Post-Brexit Trade Deal, Some Britons See Opportunism," 4 June 2019 Softness calls up kindness, compassion, agreeable toilet paper, and bunny rabbits. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "No Exit," 10 Apr. 2019 Conquer conflicts by finding an agreeable compromise. Tribune Content Agency,, "Horoscope for June 8, 2019: Just relax, Aries; Virgo, get organized," 8 June 2019 But there may have been a practical purpose behind the bureau’s agreeable reply. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "He asked the FBI to analyze ‘Bigfoot’ hair 40 years ago and never heard back. Until now.," 6 June 2019 The Pursuit of Happyness, 8 Mile, and Superbad all paint the bus as a grimy last choice, not an agreeable option. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "As bus ridership continues to decrease, cities are turning to creative alternatives.," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of agreeable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agreeable

Middle English agreable "pleasing, acceptable, willing to agree," borrowed from Anglo-French, from agreer "to please, consent, agree" + -able -able

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The first known use of agreeable was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of agreeable

somewhat formal + old-fashioned : pleasing to the mind or senses
: ready or willing to agree : willing to do or allow something
: able to be accepted


agree·​able | \ ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce agreeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of agreeable

1 : pleasing to the mind or senses an agreeable taste
2 : willing to do, allow, or approve something She's agreeable to my idea.
3 : of a kind that can be accepted Is the schedule agreeable?

Other Words from agreeable

agreeably \ -​blē \ adverb

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something desired as essential

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