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[uh-gree-uh-buh l] /əˈgri ə bəl/
to one's liking; pleasing:
agreeable manners; an agreeable sensation.
willing or ready to agree or consent:
Are you agreeable to my plans for Saturday?
suitable; conformable (usually followed by to):
practice agreeable to theory.
Origin of agreeable
1350-1400; Middle English agreable < Anglo-French. See agree, -able
Related forms
agreeability, agreeableness, noun
agreeably, adverb
1. pleasant, likable, accommodating, gracious, amiable. 3. compatible, harmonious. Unabridged
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  • The Shannon adds not a little to the convenience and agreeableness of a residence so near it.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • He reveals every day some new trait of interest or agreeableness.

    Evenings at Donaldson Manor Maria J. McIntosh
  • There was a purposeful look behind his set smile of agreeableness.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart
  • Nothing could exceed the agreeableness of the life we led at Tixall.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • What shall I say, or rather not say, of the cheerfulness and agreeableness of her humor?

  • No party was complete without her; and none vied with hers, in elegance and agreeableness.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • Panshanger was full to the brim of vice and agreeableness, foreigners and rous.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • You can scarcely fancy the novelty and agreeableness of this singular promenade.

    Pencillings by the Way N. Parker Willis
  • It depends somewhat on usage and on euphony or agreeableness of sound.

    Word Study and English Grammar Frederick W. Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for agreeableness


pleasing; pleasant
prepared to consent
foll by to or with. in keeping; consistent: salaries agreeable with current trends
(foll by to) to one's liking: he said the terms were not agreeable to him
Derived Forms
agreeableness, noun
agreeably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for agreeableness



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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