The Alternative English Dictionary: agreeable

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agreeable {{Webster 1913}} etymology From Middle English, from Old French agreable; displaced native Old English queem. Equivalent to agree + able. pronunciation
  • (US) /əˈɡriːəbl/
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adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful. agreeable manners agreeable remarks an agreeable person fruit agreeable to the taste
    • {{rfdate}} Oliver Goldsmith: A train of agreeable reveries.
  2. (colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
    • {{rfdate}} Hugh Latimer: 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.
  3. Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; followed by to, or rarely by with.
    • {{rfdate}} Roger L'Estrange: That which is agreeable to the nature of one thing, is many times contrary to the nature of another.
  4. In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; used adverbially Agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.
Synonyms: (pleasing, pleasant) acceptable, amiable, charming, pleasant, pleasing, welcome
noun: {{en-noun}}
  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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