Agreeableness



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

In kindergarten, agreeableness is indeed an asset—and the extroverts are the good students.
The New Child-Testing Craze Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman February 16, 2010

Historical Examples

It is true, also, that Thackeray approached “society” rather to satirize it than to set forth its agreeableness.
From Chaucer to Tennyson Henry A. Beers

He reveals every day some new trait of interest or agreeableness.
Evenings at Donaldson Manor Maria J. McIntosh

Rosa moschàta, musk-scented, or white cluster, is an esteemed rose both for profusion of flower and agreeableness in fragrance.
The American Flower Garden Directory Thomas Hibbert

There was a purposeful look behind his set smile of agreeableness.
The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart

And so truth of speech is nothing but the agreeableness of our words to the things expressed; when we speak of them as they are.
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter

Nothing could exceed the agreeableness of the life we led at Tixall.
The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville

The dark shadows of bore bring out the lights of agreeableness, and I like to perceive a difference, even if I do not act upon it.
Miss Eden’s Letters Emily Eden

No party was complete without her; and none vied with hers, in elegance and agreeableness.
Alone Marion Harland

That may be; but where you find one handsomer face than his, you see a thousand destitute of its intelligence and agreeableness.
Alone Marion Harland

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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    arranged or set by common consent: They met at the agreed time. to have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling (often followed by with): I don’t agree with you. to give consent; assent (often followed by to): He agreed to accompany the ambassador. Do you agree to the conditions? to live […]



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