from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being agreeable.
- n. The result, product, or an instance of being agreeable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Easiness of disposition.
- n. The quality of being, or making one's self, agreeable; agreeableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being agreeable; easiness of disposition; agreeableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a temperamental disposition to be agreeable
Of course, what constitutes reasonable walking distance will depend on the agreeability of the walk.
Take, for instance, the research on agreeability, a highly stable characteristic not hard to decipher.
And if you pay attention to the specific qualities psychologists use in their own casual talk, you will begin to realize that they are invoking the explanatory power of five traits in particular: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeability, and neuroticism.
Franzen has created a pretty interesting character, Patty, a woman of our generation, and the New Yorker excerpt was seductive: Franzen was being quite perceptive about what could be called the debilitating female agreeability gene.
Her change from anger to sweet agreeability puzzled him.
They seemed not to be gaffes at all, but a preemptive shedding of her enlightened, liberal, populist impulses in favor of centrist agreeability.
The thing that his proponents dwell on is his friendliness, his willingness to listen, his agreeability.
And perhaps his agreeability merely conceals that deep stupidity.
So, according to this test, I'm a conscientious and neurotic introvert who's not overly keen on new ideas and has a middling level of agreeability.
If people project their personalities onto politics, and if agreeability goes along with more socialist policies, then giving women the right to vote should make countries more socialist.