agree·​able | \ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl \

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 \ noun
agreeableness \-​ˈgrē-​ə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
agreeably \-​blē \ 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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After suffering the first loss in his professional career, Golovkin also seemed agreeable to a third fight. Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, "How Canelo Alvarez Surprised Gennady Golovkin With a Different Game Plan," 16 Sep. 2018 The task is to find someone reasonably agreeable and someone who wants to do the job in a good-faith way. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "House Democrats don’t need a leader, they need someone to represent them on TV," 20 Nov. 2018 Despite her agreeable relationship with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, Fergie was somewhat ostracized by his relatives following their divorce and a number of high-profile scandals in the 1990s. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Looks Stunning in a Green Dress at Her Daughter Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 And a mutually agreeable resolution might be difficult to find — because, unlike some of Trump’s other trade spats, his standoff with China has real stakes for both nations. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "After Trump’s New Tariff Threat, China Seeks Strategy for Retaliation," 11 July 2018 In a functional market, patients would demand care and providers would furnish it at mutually agreeable prices. Sally C. Pipes, Fortune, "Why Does the Left Want Universal Health Care? Britain’s Is on Its Deathbed," 10 July 2018 His agreeable affect is a perk of his more elevated social class. Charles Mcnulty,, "'The Humans' at the Ahmanson: Quite possibly the best cast of actors you can see anywhere," 21 June 2018 Anxiety, loneliness, and anger disrupt their efforts to be upbeat and agreeable. Peter Keough,, "An unflinching look at ‘The Pain of Others’," 28 June 2018 But the lead-up to the vote was anything but agreeable. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Chaos in Phoenix over light-rail extension derails city budget," 20 June 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

: 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 \

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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