[ uh-gree-uh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: agreeableagreeabilityagreeablenessagreeably on

  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?

  1. suitable; conformable (usually followed by to): practice agreeable to theory.

Origin of agreeable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English agreable, from Anglo-French; see agree, -able

Other words for agreeable

Other words from agreeable

  • a·gree·a·ble·ness, a·gree·a·bil·i·ty [uh-gree-uh-bil-i-tee], /əˌgri əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
  • a·gree·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use agreeable in a sentence

  • In the Method about to be given, the intellect is agreeably occupied, and thereby a Habit of Attention is promoted.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • I shall be agreeably disappointed if Ireland realizes a fair average harvest this year.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • If, however, I was agreeably surprised by my visit to the theatre, I experienced quite a contrary feeling on going to the Museum.

  • Inside there was no longer a hint of Mrs. Barberry, even a dropped handkerchief agreeably scented.

    Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • Caplin, whom I had sent on before, met me at the town's end, and agreeably surprised me with the most favourable account.

British Dictionary definitions for agreeable


/ (əˈɡrɪəbəl) /

  1. pleasing; pleasant

  2. prepared to consent

  1. (foll by to or with) in keeping; consistent: salaries agreeable with current trends

  2. (foll by to) to one's liking: he said the terms were not agreeable to him

Derived forms of agreeable

  • agreeableness, noun
  • agreeably, adverb

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