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"acceptable" in British English

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acceptableadjective

uk   us   /əkˈsept.ə.bəl/
B1 satisfactory and ​able to be ​agreed to or ​approved of: Clearly we need to come to an ​arrangement that is acceptable to both ​parties. So what is an acceptable ​level of ​radiation? This ​kind of ​attitude is ​simply not acceptable.B1 just good enough, but not very good: Her ​performance was acceptable, but not ​stunning.

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acceptability
noun [U] uk   /əkˌsep.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
(Definition of acceptable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acceptableadjective

 us   /ɪkˈsep·tə·bəl, æk-/
satisfactory; good enough: An ​offer that is acceptable to the ​unionleaders might still be ​voted down by the ​unionmembers. If ​behavior is acceptable, it is ​considered to be within the ​range of ​behavior that is ​permitted and is not ​disapproved: In those ​days, it was not acceptable for men to ​wearshirts without ​ties.
(Definition of acceptable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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