[ UK /ɐksˈɛptəbli/ ]
[ US /ækˈsɛptəbɫi, əkˈsɛptəbɫi/ ]
  1. in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner
    she plays tennis tolerably
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How To Use acceptably In A Sentence

  • Christ, and fear of God; the which, good Christian, thou mayest do, and do acceptably, even though thou shouldst lie bedrid all thy days; thou mayest also be sick and believe, be sick and love, be sick and fear God, and so be a blessed man. The Riches of Bunyan
  • YOUTH unemployment is unacceptably high in the UK. The Sun
  • The reform program has brought unacceptably high unemployment and falling wages.
  • Brash fashion, garish visuals and acceptably obtrusive sounds make for an attention grabbing set this evening at the Music Box.
  • The fact is that no one believes these threats and no one takes a blind bit of notice because they all know that when push comes to shove the maker of the threat wants to be seen as being acceptably more communautaire than he or she is a staunch defender of British Independence. Archive 2007-09-02
  • Are we respectful of anyone and when did it become acceptable to behave unacceptably? The Sun
  • The aim of discipline is to teach children to behave acceptably.
  • But the Hollywood Reporter concluded that ‘even extensive edits had failed to produce an acceptably balanced portrayal.’
  • Mutering "acceptably" in the corner like a Church of England Archbishop about Jesus is not going to convert or convince anyone. Archive 2008-04-01
  • Materials such as cottonseed cake which are prepared from seeds known to contain toxic substances (gossypol in the case of cottonseed), should be tested to ensure that they are of acceptably low toxicity for inclusion in feeds for the class of animals for which they are intended. Chapter 7
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