Meaning of ACCEPTABLE in English

— acceptability, acceptableness , n. — acceptably , adv.

/ak sep"teuh beuhl/ , adj.

1. capable or worthy of being accepted.

2. pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.

3. meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance.

4. capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation.

[ 1350-1400; ME acceptabilis. See ACCEPT, -ABLE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .