worth having or seeking or achieving
"a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)
worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
"the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
A thing that people want; something that is desirable.
There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.
describing something worth having, that is useful to have, or that would be nice to have.
This applicant has almost all desirable properties.
worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable
Origin: [F. dsirable, fr. L. desiderabilis. See Desire, v. t.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'desirable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4257
Rank popularity for the word 'desirable' in Adjectives Frequency: #579
The numerical value of desirable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of desirable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
They have a certain cachet which makes them more desirable .... Everyone will want to try one.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
Parents with higher incomes typically have more desirable (traits) such as higher IQ, motivation, persistence, and consciousness.
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.
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Translations for desirable
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- желан, желателенBulgarian
- desitjableCatalan, Valencian
- deseable, convenienteSpanish
- toivottu, haluttava, toivottava, haluttuFinnish
- désirable, souhaitableFrench
- სასურველი, სანატრელიGeorgian
- ynskjeleg, ønskeleg, ynskeleg, ønskjelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- желательный, желанныйRussian
- eftersträvansvärd, önskvärdSwedish
- พึงประสงค์, ตามปรารถนา, เป็นที่ต้องการThai
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