Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being agreeable or pleasing; that quality which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses.
  • n. The quality of being agreeable or suitable; suitableness or conformity; consistency.
  • n. Resemblance; concordance; harmony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being agreeable or pleasing; that quality which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses.
  • n. The quality of being agreeable or suitable; suitableness or conformity; consistency.
  • n. Resemblance; concordance; harmony; -- with to or between.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being agreeable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a temperamental disposition to be agreeable
  • n. pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

Etymologies

agreeable +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This guy's maps say that Oklahomans are tops in "agreeableness" and "conscientiousness"

    when maps collide

  • The three surveys measured the notion of "agreeableness" in different ways.

    Hey, You! Mean People Earn More, Study Finds

  • I've given up on Paul Sergeant after listening to him oozing 'agreeableness' and reason on Good Evening Wales tonight.

    WRU Breaks Tradition

  • A Poet may, I find, easily fall into Poorness of Thought by aiming too much at the Probability and neglecting the Admirable; whereby he loses that agreeableness which is

    Epistle to a Friend Concerning Poetry (1700) and the Essay on Heroic Poetry (second edition, 1697)

  • If, therefore, there be any peculiar sort of agreeableness which is common though not to all, yet to the principal things which are called beautiful, it is better to limit the denotation of the term to those things, than to leave that kind of quality without a term to connote it, and thereby divert attention from its peculiarities.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • Unlike the phrenologists of the 19th century, DeYoung's team doesn't presume to know whether differences in the size of a brain region give rise to unique personality characteristics, or whether our personality differences cause our brains to develop in unique ways - say, that when we practice random acts of kindness, our "agreeableness" center grows larger, or that a lifetime of social isolation might cause a region associated with

    The Columbian stories: Columns

  • He begins by noting the famous "agreeableness" of the Canadian people.

    Ten Reasons

  • If I were planning to look for a new home, I would seek out the states where people had higher levels of conscientiousness and 'agreeableness' and lower levels of 'openness' and neuroticism.

    Vanishing American

  • The results of this study as well as prior studies suggest that narcissists do care more about being perceived as superior on agentic traits (e.g., industriousness, assertiveness, dominance) compared to communal traits (e.g., agreeableness and honesty).

    Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists?

  • Pippi Longstocking, one of the happiest people to bound across the pages of a book, certainly would have scored high on agreeableness and openness to experience and low on neuroticism.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

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