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acceptable

[ak-sep-tuh-buh l] /ækˈsɛp tə bəl/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin acceptābilis. See accept, -able
Related forms
acceptability, acceptableness, noun
acceptably, adverb
unacceptability, noun
unacceptable, adjective
unacceptableness, noun
unacceptably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un acceptable

acceptable

/əkˈsɛptəbəl/
adjective
1.
satisfactory; adequate
2.
pleasing; welcome
3.
tolerable
Derived Forms
acceptability, acceptableness, noun
acceptably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un acceptable

acceptable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance," from acceptare (see accept). Related: Acceptably.

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