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Synonyms of acceptable in English:


  • 1 an acceptable substitute for champagne
    suitable, convenient
    informalOK, so-so, fair-to-middling
    North American & Australian/New Zealand informaljake
    [Antonyms] unacceptable, unsatisfactory
  • 2 a most acceptable present
    welcome, appreciated;
    pleasing, agreeable, delightful, desirable, satisfying, gratifying, to one's liking
    [Antonyms] unwelcome, unsuitable, undesirable
  • 3 the risk had seemed acceptable at the time
    [Antonyms] unacceptable, undesirable
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