acceptable [ak-sep-tuh-buh l] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- capable or worthy of being accepted.
- pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome.
- meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance.
- capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation.
Origin of acceptable First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word acceptābilis. See accept, -able Related formsac·cept·a·bil·i·ty, ac·cept·a·ble·ness, nounac·cept·a·bly, adverbun·ac·cept·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·ac·cept·a·ble, adjectiveun·ac·cept·a·ble·ness, nounun·ac·cept·a·bly, adverb Related Words for unacceptable unsatisfactory, inadmissible, distasteful, objectionable, offensive, improper, undesirable, repugnant, damaged, disagreeable, displeasing, exceptionable, half-baked, ill-favored, insupportable, lousy, obnoxious, reject, unappealing, uninviting Examples from the Web for unacceptable Contemporary Examples of unacceptable
The fact that I was neither outraged nor filled with jubilation was not only unacceptable, but also placed me in the minority.
October 15, 2014
That, they feel, is unacceptable given the Sudden Departure.
September 9, 2014
Rõivas called the kidnapping of a counterintelligence official a serious crime “unacceptable to any Estonian.”
September 5, 2014
The jurors could “send a message” that bitter, defamatory blogging and tweeting was unacceptable.
August 30, 2014
He detailed the unacceptable groups like the NRA, big sugar and Monsanto, from which Michaud had taken donations from.
August 21, 2014
Historical Examples of unacceptable
One crime more will not make you unacceptable to her you love.
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
A short sketch of his life will not, perhaps, be unacceptable to the reader.
But before he had finished he felt that his jest was unacceptable and had not come off.
Some few hints as to collecting larvae may not be unacceptable.
But radical finalism is quite as unacceptable, and for the same reason.
British Dictionary definitions for unacceptable unacceptable adjective
- not satisfactory; inadequatethe standard was wholly unacceptable
- intolerablehitting children is unacceptable
- satisfactory; adequate
- pleasing; welcome
Derived Formsacceptability or acceptableness, nounacceptably, adverb Word Origin and History for unacceptable adj.
late 14c., from Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis “worthy of acceptance,” from acceptare (see accept). Related: Acceptably.