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agreeable adj
1 suitable to your needs or similar to your nature; "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock [syn: congenial] [ant: uncongenial]
2 to your own liking or feelings or nature; "Is the plan agreeable to you?"; "he's an agreeable fellow"; "My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli; "an agreeable manner" [ant: disagreeable]
3 in keeping; "salaries agreeable with current trends"; "plans conformable with your wishes"; "expressed views concordant with his background" [syn: accordant, conformable, consonant, concordant]
4 prepared to agree or consent; "agreeable to the plan"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

French agréable.

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /ʌˈgɹi.ʌ.bəl/

Adjective

  1. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful; as, agreeable manners or remarks; an agreeable person; fruit agreeable to the taste.
    A train of agreeable reveries. --Goldsmith.
  2. Willing; ready to agree or consent. [Colloq.]
    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. --Latimer.
  3. Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted;—followed by to, rarely by with.
    That which is agreeable to the nature of one thing, is many times contrary to the nature of another. --L'Estrange.
  4. In pursuance, conformity, or accordance;—in this sense used adverbially for agreeably; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.

Translations

pleasing

Translations

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