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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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  • It is true, also, that Thackeray approached "society" rather to satirize it than to set forth its agreeableness.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson Henry A. Beers
  • He reveals every day some new trait of interest or agreeableness.

    Evenings at Donaldson Manor Maria J. McIntosh
  • Rosa moschàta, musk-scented, or white cluster, is an esteemed rose both for profusion of flower and agreeableness in fragrance.

  • There was a purposeful look behind his set smile of agreeableness.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • And so truth of speech is nothing but the agreeableness of our words to the things expressed; when we speak of them as they are.

  • Nothing could exceed the agreeableness of the life we led at Tixall.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • The dark shadows of bore bring out the lights of agreeableness, and I like to perceive a difference, even if I do not act upon it.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • No party was complete without her; and none vied with hers, in elegance and agreeableness.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • That may be; but where you find one handsomer face than his, you see a thousand destitute of its intelligence and agreeableness.

    Alone Marion Harland
British Dictionary definitions for agreeableness


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 agreeableness



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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