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  • 1The quality of being tolerated or allowed.

    ‘what has changed is the social acceptability of such actions’
    • ‘it was simply beyond the limits of acceptability to attack someone who could not defend himself’
    • ‘The water tested well above EPA standards of acceptability for human safety.’
    • ‘The convention of the lip sync begins to acquaint audiences somewhat with its acceptability.’
    • ‘What has changed is the social acceptability of such actions.’
    • ‘None of these studies reported a difference in overall taste panel acceptability of the beef analyzed.’
    • ‘The year has been a good one for the diamond industry, and there has been a marked acceptability of branded diamonds.’
    • ‘Plastic pints have significantly expanded consumer acceptability of milk in single-serve containers.’
    • ‘He struggles with the philosophical acceptability of salvation through psychopharmacology, and he experiences a temporary medication failure.’
    • ‘Given the history of the site, this adds confidence to my conclusions as to the acceptability of the overall development.’
    • ‘The condition appears to be responsive to behavioral interventions, but some have questioned the acceptability of such procedures.’
    • ‘The growing acceptability of economic arguments over human values are making female children a 'bad investment' in patriarchal societies.’
  • 2The quality of being accepted.

    ‘money derives its purchasing power entirely from its acceptability as a medium of exchange’
    • ‘Citizens of all EU countries have been exchanging dollars for euros, as acceptability of the currency has plunged.’
    • ‘The acceptability worldwide of the fiat-dollar reserve system depended on the illusion that it was a good or adequate store of value.’
    • ‘The school needed to guarantee that its qualifications would aid the acceptability of its pupils to universities around the world.’
    • ‘These would work more closely with the uninsured public to widen the insurance acceptability on a voluntary basis.’
    • ‘The poor can access quality care only if there is universal access to regimens that are structured to ensure affordability and acceptability.’
    • ‘He highlighted student inquiries about acceptability of credit transfer and about different admission criteria.’
    • ‘His acceptability was immediate.’
    • ‘Acceptability in the international legal community necessitates accountability.’
    • ‘The criteria of acceptability for Holy Orders must surely include a sincere attempt to live up to these teachings.’
    • ‘Methods of distributing alternative monies and ensuring their acceptability as payment are still being ironed out.’



/əkˌseptəˈbilədē/ /əkˌsɛptəˈbɪlədi/