- 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
Examples from the Web for unacceptable
The fact that I was neither outraged nor filled with jubilation was not only unacceptable, but also placed me in the minority.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women
October 15, 2014
That, they feel, is unacceptable given the Sudden Departure.Carrie Coon on ‘The Leftovers,’ That Wild Finale, Her Apocalyptic Visions, and ‘Gone Girl’
September 9, 2014
Rõivas called the kidnapping of a counterintelligence official a serious crime “unacceptable to any Estonian.”Russia Steps Up Pressure on the Baltics
September 5, 2014
The jurors could “send a message” that bitter, defamatory blogging and tweeting was unacceptable.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
He detailed the unacceptable groups like the NRA, big sugar and Monsanto, from which Michaud had taken donations from.Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Governor Paul LePage?
August 21, 2014
One crime more will not make you unacceptable to her you love.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
A short sketch of his life will not, perhaps, be unacceptable to the reader.The Phantom World
But before he had finished he felt that his jest was unacceptable and had not come off.War and Peace
Some few hints as to collecting larvae may not be unacceptable.Practical Taxidermy
But radical finalism is quite as unacceptable, and for the same reason.Creative Evolution
- not satisfactory; inadequatethe standard was wholly unacceptable
- intolerablehitting children is unacceptable
- satisfactory; adequate
- pleasing; welcome
Word Origin and History for unacceptable
late 14c., from Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance," from acceptare (see accept). Related: Acceptably.