Agreeable A*gree"a*ble, a. [F. agr['e]able.] 1. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful; as, agreeable manners or remarks; an agreeable person; fruit agreeable to the taste. [1913 Webster]

A train of agreeable reveries. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. Willing; ready to agree or consent. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; -- followed by to, rarely by with. [1913 Webster]

That which is agreeable to the nature of one thing, is many times contrary to the nature of another. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Pleasing; pleasant; welcome; charming; acceptable; amiable. See {Pleasant}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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