co·​pa·​cet·​ic | \ ˌkō-pə-ˈse-tik How to pronounce copacetic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly copasetic or copesetic

Definition of copacetic

: very satisfactory And his smile told him that everything was copacetic.— Robert Bloch

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Synonyms & Antonyms for copacetic


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


disagreeable, unsatisfactory

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Examples of copacetic in a Sentence

don't worry, because I assure you that everything's copacetic

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Sanders and Warren are among the more ideologically copacetic candidates on stage; though Warren is not a socialist like Sanders, her vision of a muscular regulatory state restraining free markets is closest to his. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "Bernie Sanders has an Elizabeth Warren problem at tonight’s debate," 30 July 2019 This tile was made in that style, with bits of yellow to be copacetic with the Moroccan plates on the walls. Lisa Cregan, House Beautiful, "Mimi McMakin and Ashley Sharpe on Decorating a Whimsical Palm Beach House," 1 Dec. 2014 In George Lucas’ original Star Wars films, the Rebellion was a pretty copacetic bunch, but Johnson wanted a different vibe with his Resistance. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Star Wars': New 'Last Jedi' boss Laura Dern takes control of a conflicted Resistance," 14 Dec. 2017 With Baumbach, even aching desire (the siblings’ inability to be copacetic) seems smug. Armond White, National Review, "The Meyerowitz Stories," 20 Oct. 2017 The problem is that faced with this trouble, the White House has, rather than acknowledging the challenges and offering comforting words, simply insisted that everything is copacetic. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, "Why Did FEMA Remove Stats About Puerto Rico's Recovery?," 6 Oct. 2017 My marriage solidified something that was already incredibly copacetic and supportive and powerful. Randee Dawn,, "'Homeland's' Rupert Friend found much to admire in Peter Quinn," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of copacetic

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for copacetic

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