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acceptable

adjective
 
 
/əkˈseptəbl/
GOOD ENOUGH B1 good enough: work of an acceptable standard We still hope to find a solution which is acceptable to both sides.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
ALLOWED allowed or approved of: Smoking is less and less socially acceptable. →  Opposite unacceptable Allowing and permitting
acceptability
 
 
/əkˌseptəˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
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