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DESIRABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does desirable mean? 

DESIRABLE (adjective)
  The adjective DESIRABLE has 2 senses:

1. worth having or seeking or achieving
2. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

  Familiarity information: DESIRABLE used as an adjective is rare.


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DESIRABLE (adjective)


Sense 1desirable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worth having or seeking or achieving

Context examples:

a desirable job / computer with many desirable features / a desirable outcome

Similar:

coveted; desired; in demand; sought after (greatly desired)

delectable; sexually attractive (capable of arousing desire)

enviable (causing envy)

plummy (very desirable)

preferable; preferred (more desirable than another)

Also:

lovable; loveable (having characteristics that attract love or affection)

wanted (desired or wished for or sought)

Antonym:

undesirable (not desirable)


Sense 2desirable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

Synonyms:

desirable; worthy; suitable

Context example:

the parents found the girl suitable for their son

Similar:

eligible (qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen)


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