pal|at|a|ble [ˈpælətəbəl] adj
1.) palatable food or drink has a pleasant or acceptable taste
a very palatable wine
2.) an idea, suggestion etc that is palatable is acceptable
≠ ↑unpalatable palatable to
They changed the wording of the advertisement to make it more palatable to women.
The truth, as always, is slightly less palatable.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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