Acceptability



capable or worthy of being .
pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.
meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate:
an acceptable performance.
capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable:
acceptable levels of radiation.
Contemporary Examples

And then we want to install a government which has credibility, which has acceptability to the people of Afghanistan.
Musharraf on Fixing Pakistan Michael Smerconish October 27, 2009

Historical Examples

The party is the final arbiter regarding the acceptability of work for publication.
Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

The acceptability of Mr. Mallory to the people, at the outset of his career, has been noted.
Four Years in Rebel Capitals T. C. DeLeon

The same considerations and the same safeguard apply with respect to acceptability of the consequences.
Sound Military Decision U.s. Naval War College

The “Pansy Books” may be purchased by any Sunday-school without hesitation as to their character or acceptability.
Strange Teas, Dinners, Weddings and Fetes Various

It is not enough for a prophet to believe in his message; he must believe in its acceptability.
Twelve Types G.K. Chesterton

They would not draw near to the god, with an offering about the acceptability of which they were in doubt.
The Idea of God in Early Religions F. B. Jevons

There can be no question of its supreme place in our literature; there can be no doubt of its wide acceptance and acceptability.
A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties Charles Major

We go on with these disregarded data, some of which, many of which, are of the highest degree of acceptability.
The Book of the Damned Charles Fort

There still remains a doubt in Hannibal as to its perfect suitability, but there is no doubt as to its acceptability.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

adjective
satisfactory; adequate
pleasing; welcome
tolerable
n.

1660s, from Late Latin acceptabilitas, from Latin acceptabilis (see acceptable).
adj.

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

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