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agreeableness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agreeableness a temperamental disposition to be agreeable
    • n agreeableness pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions "a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations","he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agreeableness Resemblance; concordance; harmony; -- with to or between. "The agreeableness between man and the other parts of the universe."
    • Agreeableness The quality of being agreeable or pleasing; that quality which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses. "That author . . . has an agreeableness that charms us."
    • Agreeableness The quality of being agreeable or suitable; suitableness or conformity; consistency. "The agreeableness of virtuous actions to human nature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agreeableness The state or quality of being agreeable. Suitableness; conformity; consistency: as, the agreeableness of virtue to the laws of God. The quality of pleasing; that quality which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses: as, agreeableness of manners; there is an agreeableness in the taste of certain fruits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agreeableness suitableness: conformity: quality of pleasing—also Agreeabil′ity
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.”
  • George Eliot
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    “Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. agréer, to accept kindly—L. ad, to, and gratus, pleasing.

Usage

In literature:

Every agreeable whim may be freely indulged without censure.
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
He could make himself very agreeable when he so desired.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The weather has been somewhat undecided, and far from agreeable.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
But both these Excursions I reserve for such hot weather as may make a retreat from the Town agreeable.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
We afterwards had a very agreeable dinner with General Bee; Colonels Luckett and Buchel dined also.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
He was a man of forty, bronzed, and wiry, with agreeable if not regular features.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Edwin's heart fell instantly, and all the agreeable images of tea vanished from his mind.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Boulogne is very agreeably situated, and the views from the high grounds on each side are delightful.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
So altogether the prospect now seemed agreeable in whatever direction Dr. Franklin chose to look.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
In every case the cold or hot application should be so managed as to be agreeable.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Cervantes composed the most agreeable book in the Spanish language during his captivity in Barbary.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
He is a gentleman of middle stature, of an agreeable, pleasant, and erect aspect.
"The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" by Mary Caroline Crawford
The French fleet was not arrived when the courier who brought the agreeable intelligence before mentioned left France.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
She sat down beside the Dean's wife and made herself extremely agreeable for nearly ten minutes.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
If Lord George thought it would be agreeable, Mr. Knox, the agent, might have instructions to buy Miss Lovelace a present.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Other matters occupied the good woman and occupied her very agreeably.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
None of her letters present a more agreeable picture of life, or a more characteristic idea of their author, than these.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
He was pleased with the agreeable coincidence.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
The sail down the Alabama river from Montgomery to Mobile was most agreeable.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
That man is not an agreeable inmate of a house.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

"He said,
'It would not be agreeable to my wife.'
And he went on to add, in course of time
That he would ask you, when it suited you,
To write a few kind words."
"Laurance - [Part 3]" by Jean Ingelow
Her name, cut clear upon this marble cross,
Shines, as it shone when she was still on earth;
While tenderly the mild, agreeable moss
Obscures the figures of her date of birth.
"Tombstones In The Starlight" by Dorothy Parker
Carry her over the water,
And set her down under the tree,
Where the culvers white all days and all night,
And the winds from every quarter,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
Put a gold ring on her finger,
And press her close to your heart,
While the fish in the lake snapshots take,
And the frog, that sanguine singer,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
The streets shall flock to your marriage,
The houses turn round to look,
The tables and chairs say suitable prayers,
And the horses drawing your carriage
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
The visitors to Nairn can pass away the time agreeably,
By viewing Tarbetness, which slopes downwards to the sea;
And Queen Street is one of the prettiest thoroughfares,
Because there's splendid shops in it, and stocked with different wares.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Weather is Agreeable and the Bastards Need a Kick in the Ass.
Agreeing to Be Agreeable We could all just get along if only you would shut up.
Painters find green approach agreeable .
Go home, sit down at the same table, and try to negotiate a mutually agreeable revised Consent Order.
Can HR find a balance between being aggressive and being agreeable at work.
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
Workman and a colleague surveyed 1,000 dog owners to test the so-called "Big Five" traits that govern our personalities : extroversion, agreeableness, emotional stability, conscientiousness and intelligence.
Many years ago, back when George W Bush was just the agreeable governor of Texas, I used to work for a Washington weekly newspaper called The Hill, covering the Democrats in Congress.
Building a stellar psychology department involves locating, nurturing and keeping a mix of talented, highly productive and compatible--if not always agreeable--people.
An ambitious aide and his agreeable wife are among the star witnesses at former US Sen John Edwards' trial.
If you're a man with a pleasant personality, you're probably not going to get paid as a much as a man with a less agreeable personality.
I was surprised that, in his agreeable review of my recent biography of Sarah Bernhardt, Graham Robb writes.
Mix 93's Steve Serrano will host the party and play the music on a mutually agreeable date.
The shakes are agreeable, but not so transporting I wouldn't swap in a not-too-sweet lemonade.
Its agreeable and outgoing temperament makes it a great all-around dog, suitable for anything from sledding to therapy work.
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In science:

Personality traits such as extroversion and agreeableness. 2.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Randomized algorithm for agreeable deadlines packet scheduling.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
An optimal online algorithm for packet scheduling with agreeable deadlines.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
The class of monotone instances (also called similarly ordered or agreeable instances in the literature) is a generalization of the class of equal length instances.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
An optimal online algorithm for packet scheduling with agreeable deadlines.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
The problem then is that a universally agreeable mechanism for transition between these two ontologically very different modalities – i.e., transition from the multiplicity of potentialities to various specific actualities – is completely missing.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
L) (1 + qn )−1 . < L∞ >< 2∞ > We now look at a few classical situations where the numbers 2n and xn enter into the picture, and examine whether the quantization recipe xn 7→ < xn > (68) provides agreeable results or not.
And free lunch for all...
Reucroft and J Swain for providing a very productive and agreeable working atmosphere in order to write our review article.
Phenomenology of cosmic ray air showers
Moreover, according to Baring and Braby (2004), agreeable synchrotron and/or inverse Compton fits are only attainable when the electron population has a significant non-thermal component.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Uniformly overtaking and weakly overtaking optimal solutions in infinite-horizon optimal control: when optimal solutions are agreeable // J.
On necessary boundary conditions for strictly optimal control in infinite horizon control problems
We excluded them from the sample and we marked the remaining 224 points with agreeable colours into Fig. 3 and Fig. 4.
New colour-transformations for the Sloan photometry and revised metallicity calibration and equations for photometric parallax estimation
In short, we also say we eliminate a bad row of direction i (by moving W2 ) agreeable to direction j .
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Hexagonal Grids
We can eliminate each such bad row R3 by moving the vertices of a smallest component of PW ∗ \ R3 agreeable to the direction of the rows that contain a longest side of the parallelogram (see Figure 5b for an illustration).
Isoperimetric Inequalities on Hexagonal Grids
It becomes clear already at this point that one can make the life much more agreeable working modulo the norms.
Unitary grassmannians
We first show that the ensemble is agreeable at s = 4 then consider even s ≥ 6 later.
Tightish Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences
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