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1. Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory: an acceptable excuse; acceptable behavior. See Synonyms at sufficient.
2. Satisfactory but not superior; passable: The restaurant was acceptable but did not live up to its reputation. See Synonyms at average.
ac·cept′a·bil′i·ty, ac·cept′a·ble·ness n.
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|Noun||1.||acceptableness - satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards|
satisfactoriness - the quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement
admissibility - acceptability by virtue of being admissible
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