Definition of agreeable in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈɡriːəb(ə)l/


1Quite enjoyable and pleasurable; pleasant: a cheerful and agreeable companion
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  • The woman smiles, quite pleased by his agreeable tone, but then she frowns and squints at him under the street lamp.
  • Once on the rig proper, and below deck, however, I found that the living conditions were quite agreeable, allowing for the fact that the whole thing was made of steel and was heaving quite perceptively.
  • It's about the heart of doing movies, and not just making movies, but like there's something fundamental about it, not something pleasurable or agreeable.
pleasant, pleasing, enjoyable, pleasurable, nice, to one's liking, appealing, engaging, satisfying, fine, charming, delightful
likeable, charming, amiable, affable, pleasant, nice, friendly, good-natured, sociable, genial, congenial, appealing, sympathetic, benign, benevolent
2 [predicative] Willing to agree to something: they were agreeable to its publication
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  • And if the developers have done that, they're hardly going to be agreeable to contributing further to public amenities.
  • Council asked him if the company would be agreeable to making a financial contribution to the upkeep of the traffic infrastructure in the area if there was significant extra capacity during the next decade.
  • Novel ideas such as a ‘travelling wedding’, which saves money for the prolonged honeymoon, although agreeable to the young, are firmly objected to by their parents.
willing, amenable, compliant, complying, consenting, assenting, in accord/agreement, disposed, accommodating, acquiescent, tractable, obliging, complaisant
2.1(Of a course of action) acceptable: a compromise which might be agreeable to both coal owners and unions
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  • He said it would take some time to launch the fund, as more study needs to be done ‘to come up with the most suitable mechanism agreeable to everybody.’
  • Compromises and concessions need to be reached on both sides, so that whatever choices are made about family and career are mutually acceptable and agreeable.
  • Jackie suggested to parents that the teenager might come up with suitable punishments for themselves that are agreeable to both parties.



Pronunciation: /əˈɡriːəbəlnəs/
Example sentences
  • Such was his good nature and sheer agreeableness that even after only a brief conversation with him the day was enhanced.
  • Brent Donnellan, a psychologist from the University of California, Davis, who has looked at traits that contribute to a long-lasting marriage, identified openness and agreeableness as key factors.
  • The study also suggested that agreeableness improved throughout life and particularly during people's 30s.


Pronunciation: /əˈɡriːəbli/
[as submodifier]: an agreeably warm day
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  • On weekends my daughter and I used to go to parks and places of relaxation where we can see lots of people - parents and children, youths and older folk - passing the time agreeably and merrily.
  • Parents and children, youths and older men spend their free time in these places agreeably and merrily.
  • It was bright and sunny and for winter, and agreeably warm.


Late Middle English: from Old French agreable, from agreer 'make agreeable to' (see agree).

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