agreeable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj agreeable conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature "Is the plan agreeable to you?","he's an agreeable fellow","My idea of an agreeable person...is a person who agrees with me"- Disraeli","an agreeable manner"
    • adj agreeable prepared to agree or consent "agreeable to the plan"
    • adj agreeable in keeping "salaries agreeable with current trends","plans conformable with your wishes","expressed views concordant with his background"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agreeable Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; -- followed by to, rarely by with. "That which is agreeable to the nature of one thing, is many times contrary to the nature of another."
    • Agreeable In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; -- in this sense used adverbially for agreeably; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.
    • Agreeable Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful; as, agreeable manners or remarks; an agreeable person; fruit agreeable to the taste. "A train of agreeable reveries."
    • Agreeable Willing; ready to agree or consent. "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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • agreeable Suitable; conformable; correspondent: as, conduct agreeable to the moral law.
    • agreeable [In this sense agreeable is sometimes incorrectly used for agreeably: as, agreeable to the order of the day, the house took up the report of the committee.]
    • agreeable Pleasing, either to the mind or to the senses; to one's liking: as, agreeable manners; fruit agreeable to the taste.
    • agreeable Willing or ready to agree or consent: now used only or chiefly as a colloquialism.
    • agreeable Agreeing one with another; concordant.
    • agreeable Synonyms Fitting, befitting, appropriate, consonant (with). Pleasing, etc. See pleasant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Agreeable suitable: pleasant: favourable to, consenting to
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Quotations

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    “When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.”
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
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    “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”
  • Kin Hubbard
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    “Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. agréable,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. agréer, to accept kindly—L. ad, to, and gratus, pleasing.

Usage

In literature:

An excellent table-beet, being tender, yet firm, and very sweet when boiled, although its color is not so agreeable to the eye.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Afterwards, I became more intimately acquainted with them than was altogether agreeable.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
You own you think nothing so agreeable.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland II" by Various
At the head of his table, with a number of agreeable and clever guests around him, Forster was at his best.
"John Forster" by Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
It is certainly agreeable, most agreeable.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
There was also a brother of H. W. Longfellow, a clergyman, who often visited me, of whom I retain a most agreeable recollection.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
To guard the tender minds of children from what is wrong, much care should be taken to employ them in agreeable and useful matters.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
It is well placed, and forms upon the whole a most agreeable retreat.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Our voyage would have been sufficiently agreeable, if the beams of the sun had not been so fierce.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
But it will be an agreeable change for me.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

The ice house was heaven
The pavements was hell
Even Joe didn't feel
So agreeable.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
"Tho' one attends the church, and one
Devoutly seeks the chapel,
Agreeably they yet might run,
Nor have one discord apple.
"A Protestant Irishman To His Wife" by Thomas Frederick Young
Yet all our neighbors crowd to be
Within her ring of promises,
Ah! surely, friends! our mistresses
Will cheat us more agreeably.
Rap! rap!--
"Fortune" by Pierre Jean de Beranger
And Muriel, trembling yet,
Agreed. "I heard him say," the dame went on,
"For I was with him when they met that day,
'It would not be agreeable to my wife.'"
"Laurance - [Part 3]" by Jean Ingelow
Neither the most agreeable Argentines,
Nor the race tracks on the Pampas,
Have the power to distract from his bad mood
The Consul General of France to La Plata!
"Argentine Republic — La Plata" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
There were a great many of them, great and small. The lesser virtues were
more agreeable and genial than the great ones; but they all appeared in
good humour, and chatted amiably together, as was only becoming for near
relations and friends.
"The Banquet Of The Supreme Being" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

The Michigan Left Turn, 6 Thanksgiving Rules & Agreeable Horses.
Emotional Obama, agreeable Boehner top NJ.com national politics roundup.
Marchione, Andrews mainly agreeable in debate.
O'Reilly, Stewart debate an agreeable disagreement.
East Lansing residents agreeable to new school bond proposal.
Grumpy & cranky: Does the military make you less agreeable .
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea".
La Chartre-sur-le- Loir , the farthest west on the Loir that we ventured, is an agreeable little town whose ivy-infested main square tilts rather violently uphill toward Butte Jeanne d'Arc.
Researchers have long been studying the connection between health and the five major personality traits: agreeableness, extroversion, neuroticism, openness and conscientiousness.
Hillary Clinton has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and successfully dodged hostile (as opposed to agreeable) gunfire in Bosnia.
It has been many months, if not to say years, that we have been as agreeably impressed with a restaurant as we were this week with the Capriccio.
There's no need to head for the hills or drive for hours to find agreeable walking trails on the Peninsula.
They are not an agreeable bunch.
With the NFL's regular officials set to return, I wanted to assure everyone that simultaneous-catch rulings will be handled in a manner agreeable to all parties.
Lighter coloured eyes tend to indicate a less agreeable and more competitive nature.
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In science:

We found an agreeable compromise occurred at β = 2 (the critical point in NMF is βc = 1/2) which allowed the study of samples up to size N = 40.
Free energy landscapes, dynamics and the edge of chaos in mean-field models of spin glasses
Similarly Ordered Sequences An instance is similarly ordered or has agreeable dead lines if for every two packets i and j their spanning intervals are not properly contained in one another, i.e., if ri < rj implies di ≤ dj .
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
For similarly ordered instances (aka instances with agreeable deadlines) and oblivious adversary one can always find such set S of cardinality at most 2 [15, Lemma 2.7]; while not explicitly stated, this fact was proved before by Li et al. .
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
Randomized algorithm for agreeable deadlines packet scheduling.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
An optimal online algorithm for packet scheduling with agreeable deadlines.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
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