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or co·pa·set·ic  (kō′pə-sĕt′ĭk)
adj. Informal
Very satisfactory or acceptable; fine.

[Origin unknown.]


(ˌkəʊpəˈsɛtɪk) ,






slang US and Canadian very good; excellent; completely satisfactory
[C20: of unknown origin]


or co•pa•set•ic

(ˌkoʊ pəˈsɛt ɪk, -ˈsi tɪk)

adj. Slang.
completely satisfactory.
[1915–20; of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.copacetic - completely satisfactory; "his smile said that everything was copacetic"; "You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic"- John O'Hara
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
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