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(See the entry for agreeable in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


From Middle English agreable, from Old French agreable; displaced native Old English cweme (pleasing, agreeable). Equivalent to agree +‎ -able.


  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈɡɹiːəbl/
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agreeable (comparative more agreeable, superlative most agreeable)

  1. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
    agreeable manners
    agreeable remarks
    an agreeable person
    fruit agreeable to the taste
  2. (colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
    • 1529, Hugh Latimer, sermon in Cambridge
      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.
  4. In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; used adverbially
    Agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.



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agreeable (plural agreeables)

  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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