Agreeable



to one’s liking; pleasing:
agreeable manners; an agreeable sensation.
willing or ready to or consent:
Are you agreeable to my plans for Saturday?
suitable; conformable (usually followed by to):
practice agreeable to theory.
Contemporary Examples

That sounds like an agreeable enough figure until you recall that he got 78 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008.
Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Problem With Jewish Voters in November Michael Tomasky April 23, 2012

He might make an agreeable companion for Mubarak as they spend their sunset years reflecting on what might have been.
Where Will Mubarak Go? Stephen Kinzer February 10, 2011

But you could afford to drift to the left of your readership as long as you maintained an agreeable tone about it.
Could There Be A Conservative LA Times? Megan McArdle April 25, 2013

I found the sauce/complex aromas hailing from Guizhou in the south of China to be most agreeable.
The Most Powerful Liquor in the World Kayleigh Kulp August 23, 2014

He is well received everywhere for his manners are good and agreeable.
The Scandal of Madame X David McCullough May 21, 2011

Historical Examples

How lively and agreeable she is—how much she has the air of a woman of fashion and of the world.
Emmeline Charlotte Turner Smith

They have a distinctive flavor that is agreeable to most persons.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

The Spanish-Californians used them in the preparation of an agreeable drink.
The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits Mary Elizabeth Parsons

There is a letter, it would seem, too; and that is the only agreeable part of the matter.
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper

Introduce no person until you are sure it is agreeable to both parties.
Beadle’s Dime Book of Practical Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen anonymous

adjective
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
adj.

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.

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