acceptable acceptable  /æk ˈsɛp tə bəl/


  1. (adj) worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
  2. (adj) judged to be in conformity with approved usage
  3. (adj) meeting requirements
  4. (adj) adequate for the purpose

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  1. But, just as deeply, he also feels that any acceptable Republican candidate must live up to certain standards.
  2. Although Glenn and Mondale are both considered acceptable by about 55% of all registered voters, some 33% declare that Mondale is not acceptable, while only 18% say that of Glenn.
  3. The whole thing with her song Touch My Body is that she keeps it acceptable and has fun with it.


  1. Turban Ban Ending in Quebec

    Quebec’s soccer federation is ending its much-criticized turban ban. The organization made the announcement one day after FIFA said wearing turbans on the field was acceptable.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Riverview East move put on hold

    When is it acceptable to circumvent the process? That was the question the East China Board of Education was faced with on June 10 when Trustee Amy Murphy made a motion to move Riverview East High School into the East China Education Center in St. Clair before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Voice

  3. FIFA rules male players can wear turbans

    FIFA has ruled male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against the ban on turbans imposed by the sport's provincial governing body in Quebec.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. "This was not a failure to collect intelligence. It was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had," Obama said. "That's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it."
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. Sessions said he would not support a nominee "who believes it is acceptable for a judge to allow their personal background, gender, prejudices to sway their decision in favor of, or against, parties before the court."
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "This is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with. The option of doing nothing is simply not an acceptable option," McCain said.
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: John McCain Source: AFP

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /