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Webster 1913 Edition


Agreeable

A-gree′a-ble

,
Adj.
[F.
agréable
.]
1.
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.
Goldsmith.
2.
Willing; ready to agree or consent.
[Colloq.]
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.
Latimer.
3.
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.
L’Estrange.
4.
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
.
Syn. – Pleasing; pleasant; welcome; charming; acceptable; amiable. See
Pleasant
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agreeable

AGREE'ABLE

, a.
1.
Suitable; conformable; correspondent; consistent with; as, the practice of virtue is agreeable to the law of God and our own nature.
2.
In pursuance of; in conformity with; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the house took up the report of the committee. It is not correctly followed by with. In this sense, some writers use agreeably, for agreeable, but in violation of the true principles of construction; for the word is an adjective or attribute, in agreement with the last clause of the sentence. The house took up the report of a committee, (which taking up was) agreeable to the order of the day. The use of agreeably in this sentence would pervert the sense.
3.
Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; as, agreeable manners; fruit agreeable to the taste.

Definition 2022


agreeable

agreeable

English

Adjective

agreeable (comparative more agreeable, superlative most agreeable)

  1. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
    agreeable manners
    agreeable remarks
    an agreeable person
    fruit agreeable to the taste
  2. (colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Hugh Latimer:
      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.
  3. Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; followed by to, or rarely by with.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Roger L'Estrange:
      That which is agreeable to the nature of one thing, is many times contrary to the nature of another.
  4. In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; used adverbially
    Agreeable to the order of the day, the House took up the report.

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Noun

agreeable (plural agreeables)

  1. Something pleasing; anything that is agreeable.
    • 1855, Blackwood's magazine (volume 77, page 331)
      The disagreeables of travelling are necessary evils, to be encountered for the sake of the agreeables of resting and looking round you.