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Synonyms for acceptable
ækˈsɛp tə bəlac·cept·able

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  1. acceptableadjective

    unacceptable, inacceptable

  2. acceptableadjective

    unacceptable, inacceptable

  3. acceptableadjective

    unacceptable, inacceptable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acceptable

    Agreeable refers to whatever gives a mild degree of pleasure; as, an agreeable perfume. Acceptable indicates a thing to be worthy of acceptance; as, an acceptable offering. Grateful is stronger than agreeable or gratifying, indicating whatever awakens a feeling akin to gratitude. A pleasant face and pleasing manners arouse pleasurable sensations, and make the possessor an agreeable companion; if possessed of intelligence, vivacity, and goodness, such a person's society will be delightful. Criminals may find each other's company congenial, but scarcely delightful. Satisfying denotes anything that is received with calm acquiescence, as substantial food, or established truth. That is welcome which is received with joyful heartiness; as, welcome tidings. Compare BEAUTIFUL; CHARMING; DELICIOUS.

    agreeable, congenial, delicious, delightful, grateful, gratifying, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, refreshing, satisfying, welcome

    depressing, disappointing, distressing, hateful, horrible, melancholy, miserable, mournful, painful, saddening, woful, wretched

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acceptable

    grateful, pleasant, welcome, agreeable, pleasure, seasonable, gratifying

    ungrateful, unwelcome, disagreeable, unpleasant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptableadjective

    worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

    "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"


    bad, exceptionable, unfit, objectionable, nonstandard, unacceptable

  2. acceptableadjective

    judged to be in conformity with approved usage

    "acceptable English usage"


    exceptionable, bad, unfit, nonstandard, objectionable, unacceptable

  3. satisfactory, acceptableadjective

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"


    bad, unfit, unacceptable, exceptionable, objectionable, nonstandard

  4. acceptableadjective

    adequate for the purpose

    "the water was acceptable for drinking"


    unfit, bad, objectionable, nonstandard, exceptionable, unacceptable

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acceptableadjective

    welcome, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, grateful, gratifying

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  1. Walther Collection curator Brian Wallis:

    This is a way of cataloging a certain strata of society ... to divide society into those that are acceptable and those that are not.

  2. Marcelo Ebrard:

    An agreement about a safe third country would not be acceptable for Mexico, they have not yet proposed it to me. But it would not be acceptable and they know it.

  3. Picture Clinton as a risk-taker:

    It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights, human rights are women's rights ... and women's rights are human rights.

  4. United States:

    I think probably what's more likely to be acceptable to countries that are currently using( newer) vaccines is some sort of version that incorporates some of the benefits of the whole-cell vaccine with less of the side effects.

  5. Donald Trump:

    President Barack Obama doesn't get it or President Barack Obama gets it better than anybody understands, it's one or the other, and neither one is acceptable.

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