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acceptable

[ ak-sep-tuh-buhl ]
/ ækˈsɛp tə bəl /
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adjective

capable or worthy of being accepted.
pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.
meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance.
capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation.

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Origin of acceptable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word acceptābilis.See accept, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for acceptable

acceptable
/ (əkˈsɛptəbəl) /

adjective

satisfactory; adequate
pleasing; welcome
tolerable

Derived forms of acceptable

acceptability or acceptableness, nounacceptably, adverb
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