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agreeable

[uh-gree-uh-buh l] /əˈgri ə bəl/
adjective
1.
to one's liking; pleasing:
agreeable manners; an agreeable sensation.
2.
willing or ready to agree or consent:
Are you agreeable to my plans for Saturday?
3.
suitable; conformable (usually followed by to):
practice agreeable to theory.
Origin of agreeable
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English agreable < Anglo-French. See agree, -able
Related forms
agreeability, agreeableness, noun
agreeably, adverb
Synonyms
1. pleasant, likable, accommodating, gracious, amiable. 3. compatible, harmonious.
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  • They have a distinctive flavor that is agreeable to most persons.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The gridiron of Saint Lawrence is of an agreeable freshness to him.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • There is a letter, it would seem, too; and that is the only agreeable part of the matter.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • And feeling thus I may not have made myself too agreeable to Cleopatra.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for agreeable

agreeable

/əˈɡrɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
pleasing; pleasant
2.
prepared to consent
3.
foll by to or with. in keeping; consistent: salaries agreeable with current trends
4.
(foll by to) to one's liking: he said the terms were not agreeable to him
Derived Forms
agreeableness, noun
agreeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for agreeable
adj.

late 14c., "to one's liking," from Old French agreable (12c., Modern French agréable) "pleasing, in agreement, consenting, thankful," from agreer "to please" (see agree). Related: Agreeably.

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