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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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 Their goal is to make Mr. Zuckerberg appear as humble, agreeable and as forthright as possible, the people close to the preparations said. Kevin Roose, Cecilia Kang And Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, "Zuckerberg Gets a Crash Course in Charm. Will Congress Care?," 8 Apr. 2018 While Greg Bird belted a grand slam, Sonny Gray delivered a salving performance and the Yankees got out of town with a resounding 9-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the roots to their agreeable getaway could be traced to a single play. New York Times, "A Yankees Blowout Rooted in a Single Impossible Decision," 11 July 2018 Also, the Silhouette Stages performers make the most of a country music-style score that’s agreeable if less than inspired. Mike Giuliano, Howard County Times, "Silhouette Stages catches 'Big Fish'," 17 May 2018 But it’s built well, with a soft carbon fiber palm rest, thin bezels, all the necessary ports, and a keyboard that doesn’t have the most travel but is still more universally agreeable than boards on other laptops like the MacBook Pro. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life," 4 Dec. 2018 If the weather is agreeable, grab one of the picnic tables outside, although the homey interior is also quite delightful. Leah Bhabha, Vogue, "How to Spend a Fall Weekend on the North Shore of Massachusetts," 15 Oct. 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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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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