What does acceptable mean?

Definitions for acceptableækˈsɛp tə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word acceptable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptable(adj)

    worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

    "acceptable levels of radiation"; "performances varied from acceptable to excellent"

  2. acceptable(adj)

    judged to be in conformity with approved usage

    "acceptable English usage"

  3. satisfactory, acceptable(adj)

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"

  4. acceptable(adj)

    adequate for the purpose

    "the water was acceptable for drinking"

Wiktionary

  1. acceptable(Adjective)

    Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.

  2. acceptable(Adjective)

    Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

  3. Origin: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptable(adj)

    capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us

  2. Origin: [F. acceptable, L. acceptabilis, fr. acceptare.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2843

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2591

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acceptable' in Adjectives Frequency: #371

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acceptable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acceptable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ambrose Bierce:

    Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    I've analyzed the best I can ... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.

  3. Socrates:

    Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.

  4. Allen Ginsberg:

    Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control.

  5. Horace:

    In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.

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