A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sep-tuh-buh l]
    • /ækˈsɛp tə bəl/
    • /əkˈseptəblɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sep-tuh-buh l]
    • /ækˈsɛp tə bəl/

Definitions of acceptably word

  • adjective acceptably capable or worthy of being accepted. 1
  • adjective acceptably pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; welcome. 1
  • adjective acceptably meeting only minimum requirements; barely adequate: an acceptable performance. 1
  • adjective acceptably capable of being endured; tolerable; bearable: acceptable levels of radiation. 1
  • noun acceptably In an acceptable manner; in a manner to please or give satisfaction. 1
  • adverb acceptably satisfactorily, suitably 1

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Origin of acceptably

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word acceptābilis. See accept, -able

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Parts of speech for Acceptably


acceptably popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for acceptably

adv acceptably

  • sufficiently — adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
  • competently — having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified: He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.
  • satisfactorily — giving or affording satisfaction; fulfilling all demands or requirements: a satisfactory solution.
  • appropriately — suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress.
  • abundantly — If something is abundantly clear, it is extremely obvious.

adverb acceptably

  • fully — entirely or wholly: You should be fully done with the work by now.

Antonyms for acceptably

adv acceptably

  • inadequately — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  • insufficiently — not sufficient; lacking in what is necessary or required: an insufficient answer.
  • unequally — not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability, etc.: People are unequal in their capacities.
  • unsatisfactory — not satisfactory; not satisfying or meeting one's demands; inadequate.
  • unsuitable — not suitable; inappropriate; unfitting; unbecoming.

adverb acceptably

  • unreasonably — not reasonable or rational; acting at variance with or contrary to reason; not guided by reason or sound judgment; irrational: an unreasonable person.
  • intolerably — not tolerable; unendurable; insufferable: intolerable pain.

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