acceptable

Something that is acceptable is satisfactory or proper for whatever purpose it is considered; it may not be all that’s hoped for, but it's at least adequate. A grade of “A” is best, but is a grade of "C" acceptable? It depends on whom you ask.

The word acceptable means "able to accept," a word that comes from the Latin acceptare, which meant "to take willingly." Although the word acceptable suggests something that is fine, it sometimes suggests the least that would be sufficient, and can carry a somewhat negative connotation, as was the case when Franz Kafka wrote, "Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable."

Definitions of acceptable
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adj worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

acceptable levels of radiation”
“performances varied from acceptable to excellent”
Synonyms:
bankable
acceptable to or at a bank
unexceptionable, unimpeachable
completely acceptable; not open to exception or reproach
unobjectionable
not objectionable
satisfactory
giving satisfaction
Antonyms:
unacceptable
not acceptable; not welcome
exceptionable, objectionable
liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
unsatisfactory
not giving satisfaction
unwelcome
not welcome; not giving pleasure or received with pleasure
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adj judged to be in conformity with approved usage

acceptable English usage”
Synonyms:
received, standard
conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

adj adequate for the purpose

“the water was acceptable for drinking”
Synonyms:
fit
meeting adequate standards for a purpose

adj meeting requirements

Synonyms:
satisfactory
good
having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

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