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I am lactose intolerant, and I always thought it was really funny how people who are lactose intolerant continue to eat dairy, because they like it so much. And I find it not acceptable.
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Meaning of "acceptable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACCEPTABLE

acceptable  [əkˈsɛptəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACCEPTABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acceptable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACCEPTABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

acceptable

Morality

Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" and those that are "bad". Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc., or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Immorality is the active opposition to morality, while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles. Moral philosophy includes moral ontology, or the origin of morals, as well as moral epistemology, or what we know about morals. Different systems of expressing morality have been proposed, including deontological ethical systems which adhere to a set of established rules, and normative ethical systems which consider the merits of actions themselves. An example of normative ethical philosophy is the Golden Rule which states that, "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."...

Definition of acceptable in the English dictionary

The first definition of acceptable in the dictionary is satisfactory; adequate. Other definition of acceptable is pleasing; welcome. Acceptable is also tolerable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACCEPTABLE


adaptable
əˈdæptəbəl
adoptable
əˈdɒptəbəl
attemptable
əˈtemptəbəl
contemptible
kənˈtɛmptəbəl
corruptible
kəˈrʌptəbəl
deceptible
dɪˈsɛptəbəl
imprescriptible
ˌɪmprɪˈskrɪptəbəl
inadaptable
ˌɪnəˈdæptəbəl
incorruptible
ˌɪnkəˈrʌptəbəl
insusceptible
ˌɪnsəˈsɛptəbəl
interruptible
ˌɪntəˈrʌptəbəl
perceptible
pəˈsɛptəbəl
prescriptible
prɪˈskrɪptəbəl
receptible
rɪˈsɛptəbəl
redemptible
rɪˈdɛmptəbəl
susceptible
səˈsɛptəbəl
temptable
ˈtemptəbəl
unacceptable
ˌʌnəkˈsɛptəbəl
unadaptable
ˌʌnəˈdæptəbəl
unadoptable
ˌʌnəˈdɒptəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACCEPTABLE

accept
acceptability
acceptable daily intake
acceptable quality level
acceptableness
acceptably
acceptance
acceptance house
acceptance speech
acceptances
acceptancy
acceptant
acceptation
accepted
acceptedly
acceptee
accepter
acceptilation
accepting house
acceptingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACCEPTABLE

able
accountable
adjustable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
printable
profitable
reputable
stable
suitable
table
timetable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of acceptable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACCEPTABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «acceptable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of acceptable

Translation of «acceptable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACCEPTABLE

Find out the translation of acceptable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acceptable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acceptable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可接受的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aceptable
570 millions of speakers

English

acceptable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वीकार्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَقْبُول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приемлемый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aceitável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রহণযোগ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acceptable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boleh diterima
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

annehmbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

受け入れられる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

받아들일 만한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ditrima
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chấp nhận được
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏற்கத்தக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वीकार्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kabul edilebilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accettabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dopuszczalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прийнятний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acceptabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποδεκτός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanvaarbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

godtagbar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

akseptabel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acceptable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCEPTABLE»

The term «acceptable» is very widely used and occupies the 8.088 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCEPTABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «acceptable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «acceptable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acceptable

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACCEPTABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word acceptable.
1
Marion Bailey
It's more acceptable for guys to get old and craggy and become wonderful character actors as they get older, but women aren't allowed to get old and craggy in the same way.
2
Todd Barry
I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.
3
Jean Baudrillard
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.
4
Lake Bell
I am lactose intolerant, and I always thought it was really funny how people who are lactose intolerant continue to eat dairy, because they like it so much. And I find it not acceptable.
5
Ambrose Bierce
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
6
Douglas Booth
We live in a beauty-obsessed age and success sometimes appears to hinge solely on the presentation of an image that is acceptable to the press.
7
Peter Buck
We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
8
James L. Buckley
It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose, especially when, as we learned last year, some acts of perjury may now be acceptable - in this world, at least, if not the next.
9
Joel Burns
It is never acceptable for us to be the cause of any child to feel unloved or worthless.
10
Ana Castillo
I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACCEPTABLE»

Discover the use of acceptable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acceptable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Acceptable Risk
The author of Chromosome 6 presents another thriller that gives readers an unsettling glimpse into the dangers of antidepressant drugs and tackles the ethics involved in such personality-altering medications as Prozac. Reissue.
Robin Cook, 1996
2
An Acceptable Time
A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.
Madeleine L'Engle, 2007
3
Acceptable Genes?: Religious Traditions and Genetically ...
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.
Conrad Brunk, Harold Coward, 2009
4
Of Acceptable Risk: Science and the Determination of Safety
Analyzes the complex issues and procedures involved in measuring risk, judging safety, and determining standards through regulation. Bibliogs
William W. Lowrance, 1976
5
Acceptable Evidence: Science and Values in Risk Management
By focusing on acceptable evidence, this volume avoids two barriers to progress. One barrier assumes that evidence of risk is largely a matter of objective scientific data and therefore uncontroversial.
Deborah G. Mayo, Rachelle D. Hollander, 1991
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Acceptable risks
An indictment of the bureaucrats, doctors, scientists, and corporations that trade life for profit describes how two men set up a drug-smuggling operation in order to obtain the necessary medications for their HIV-positive friends. 50,000 ...
Jonathan Kwitny, 1992
7
Acceptable Words: Prayers for the Writer
Acceptable Words offers prayers that correspond with each stage of the writer's work -- from finding inspiration to penning the first words to "offering it to God" at completion.
Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney, 2012
8
Acceptable Risk
The necessity of balancing risks and benefits impinges on most people's lives, and a broad audience will find this book thought-provoking and useful.
Baruch Fischhoff, Sarah Lichtenstein, Paul Slovic, 1984
9
Acceptable Premises: An Epistemic Approach to an Informal ...
This is the first book to provide a comprehensive theory of premise acceptability and it answers the questions above from an epistemological approach that the author calls common sense foundationalism.
James B. Freeman, 2004
10
The New Anti-Catholicism : The Last Acceptable Prejudice: ...
It was said that with the election of John F. Kennedy, anti-Catholicism in America was dead. This provocative new book corrects that illusion, drawing attention to this important issue.
Philip Jenkins Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies Pennsylvania State University, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACCEPTABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acceptable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
A bird in the hand: Securing an acceptable Iran deal in the long run
Despite his best efforts, Netanyahu was not successful in convincing the US to regroup and return with an aggressive agenda aimed at ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
2
Church Leader: Statehouse flag swap not an acceptable comprise
Replacing the Confederate flag with the South Carolina state flag or another Civil War-period flag at the State House is not an acceptable ... «SCNow, Jul 15»
3
Dawood's terms were not acceptable: Pawar
The conditions were not acceptable to the state government and ... This was not acceptable to us; we said he must face the law,” Pawar said. «Gulf Times, Jul 15»
4
Working Moms Now More Socially Acceptable, Says Study
The rate at which working moms are accepted by society is at an all-time high now, according to research, hinting at a growing acceptance of ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
5
Post-Katrina progress for black New Orleanians has not been …
“Obviously, look, those numbers aren't acceptable,” he said. “One way to deal with an income disparity gap is to give opportunities. And I know ... «The New Orleans Advocate, Jul 15»
6
WSJ report not acceptable without concrete proof, says Khairy
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today said that the claims made in the report by Wall Street Journal against the prime minister ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
7
Last night's protest outside Leinster House 'not acceptable', says …
Last night's protest outside Leinster House 'not acceptable', says Senator ... and go about the business that they have to do, it's not acceptable. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
8
Is it more acceptable to sell your body or your body part? You may …
Is it more acceptable to sell your body or your body part? You may be surprised. New UTM study examines social attitudes ... «Mississauga, Jul 15»
9
Housing plan impact on Beck Row 'acceptable'
... was in a 1991 structure plan 'which has now been abolished' and they concluded its effect of the character of Beck Row was 'acceptable'. «Bury Free Press, Jul 15»
10
Quick Clip: What is an acceptable protocol deviation?
In this week's Quick Clip, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss when it's acceptable to deviate from protocols with Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, an emergency ... «EMS1.com, Jul 15»

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