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[uh-gree-uh-buh l] /əˈgri ə bəl/
to one's liking; pleasing:
agreeable manners; an agreeable sensation.
willing or ready to agree or consent:
Are you agreeable to my plans for Saturday?
suitable; conformable (usually followed by to):
practice agreeable to theory.
Origin of agreeable
1350-1400; Middle English agreable < Anglo-French. See agree, -able
Related forms
agreeability, agreeableness, noun
agreeably, adverb
1. pleasant, likable, accommodating, gracious, amiable. 3. compatible, harmonious. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for agreeable
  • When he is not delivering sententious commonplaces or indulging in heavy whimsy, he makes an agreeable guide.
  • All this fuss suggests, not that bosses are growing more horrible, but that employees expect them to be more agreeable.
  • Study subjects who expressed a preference for sweet over savory tastes also tended to be more agreeable.
  • Their motivation seems to be a lack of having a motivation, and a contempt for anything that isn't agreeable with their agenda.
  • It was the occasion of an agreeable reunion which combined many of the lustrous elements of a modern ball-room.
  • The only agreeable solution was for me and the college to part ways.
  • The answer involves a number of fairly small things, some of which will also make flying more agreeable.
  • Our response should be to adapt to any changes and thank our good fortune for living during a agreeable period of climate.
  • Other than that, as the agreeable post above also has it: publish.
  • Developers make good profits on homes in agreeable areas.
British Dictionary definitions for agreeable


pleasing; pleasant
prepared to consent
foll by to or with. in keeping; consistent: salaries agreeable with current trends
(foll by to) to one's liking: he said the terms were not agreeable to him
Derived Forms
agreeableness, noun
agreeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for agreeable

late 14c., "to one's liking," from Old French agreable (12c., Modern French agréable) "pleasing, in agreement, consenting, thankful," from agreer "to please" (see agree). Related: Agreeably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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