agreeable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English agreable, from Old French agreable. Equivalent to agree +‎ -able.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈɡɹiːəbl/
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Adjective[edit]

agreeable (comparative more agreeable, superlative most agreeable)

  1. Able to agree; possible to be agreed.
  2. pleasant to the senses or the mind
    a man with agreeable manners
    not completely agreeable remarks
    she's quite an agreeable person
    This fruit has an agreeable taste
  3. (dated) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
    • 1529, Hugh Latimer, sermon in Cambridge
      These Frenchmen give unto the said captain of Calais a great sum of money, so that he will be but content and agreeable that they may enter into the said town.
  4. Agreeing or suitable; followed by to, or rarely by with.
    Synonyms: conformable, correspondent, concordant
  5. In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; used adverbially
    Agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.
    • 1883, Charles Colcock Jones, The History of Georgia: Revolutionary epoch:
      And I do not know of any Indian or Indians that have taken upon them to give up any lands to the White people other than agreeable to the treaty , nor would I accept of any but from the nation

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Noun[edit]

agreeable (plural agreeables)

  1. Something pleasing; anything that is agreeable.
    • 1855, Blackwood's magazine (volume 77, page 331)
      The disagreeables of travelling are necessary evils, to be encountered for the sake of the agreeables of resting and looking round you.

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