Acceptable



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

Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.
Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO) Neil Patrick Harris October 14, 2014

After all that, the party can go to market with a product that is acceptable to the masses.
Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clinton’s Machine Can Crush You Myra Adams September 25, 2014

I listed the acceptable outcomes as three, in order of desirability.
What To Do In Syria Hussein Ibish June 27, 2013

Secure the border; ceding a no-go zone to foreign drug lords on American territory is not acceptable.
A Centrist Gets Fighting Mad Mark McKinnon October 12, 2010

The emphasis on communications offers a very handy and acceptable excuse to presidents and their top aides.
Politicians Are Never Wrong, They Just Need ‘Better Communication’ David Frum March 15, 2012

Historical Examples

The only acceptable explanation would be in terms of will and interest.
Studies in Logical Theory John Dewey

The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce

The cue of the Chinaman is equally as acceptable as hairs from the mane of the English lion.
Buffalo Land W. E. Webb

Tell me, Mr Dorrit, what surprise would be the most unlooked for and the most acceptable to you.
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens

That is at least an acceptable sketch of a Neanderthal squatting-place.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

adjective
satisfactory; adequate
pleasing; welcome
tolerable
adj.

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

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