Acceptability

acceptable

[ak-sep-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable or worthy of being accepted.
2.
pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.
3.
meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance.
4.
capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin acceptābilis. See accept, -able

acceptability, acceptableness, noun
acceptably, adverb
unacceptability, noun
unacceptable, adjective
unacceptableness, noun
unacceptably, adverb
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acceptable (əkˈsɛptəbəl)
 
adj
1.  satisfactory; adequate
2.  pleasing; welcome
3.  tolerable
 
accepta'bility
 
n
 
ac'ceptableness
 
n
 
ac'ceptably
 
adv

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acceptable
late 14c., from O.Fr. acceptable, from L. acceptabilis, from acceptare (see accept).
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