- 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.
Origin of acceptable
Related Words for acceptabilitystanding, prominence, name, character, influence, opinion, honor, notoriety, stature, position, prestige, fame, qualification, renown, weight, rank, reliability, esteem, eminence, rep
Examples from the Web for acceptability
Contemporary Examples of acceptability
And then we want to install a government which has credibility, which has acceptability to the people of Afghanistan.Musharraf on Fixing Pakistan
October 28, 2009
Historical Examples of acceptability
The acceptability of Mr. Mallory to the people, at the outset of his career, has been noted.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
It is not enough for a prophet to believe in his message; he must believe in its acceptability.Twelve Types
The "Pansy Books" may be purchased by any Sunday-school without hesitation as to their character or acceptability.
There still remains a doubt in Hannibal as to its perfect suitability, but there is no doubt as to its acceptability.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
They would not draw near to the god, with an offering about the acceptability of which they were in doubt.The Idea of God in Early Religions
F. B. Jevons
- satisfactory; adequate
- pleasing; welcome
Word Origin and History for acceptability
1660s, from Late Latin acceptabilitas, from Latin acceptabilis (see acceptable).
late 14c., from Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance," from acceptare (see accept). Related: Acceptably.