Definitions for desirabledɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•sir•a•bledɪˈzaɪər ə bəl(adj.)

  1. pleasing; suitable; attractive:

    a desirable apartment.

  2. arousing desire or longing.

  3. advisable; recommendable:

    a desirable law.

Origin of desirable:

1350–1400; ME < OF

de•sir′a•bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirable(adj)

    worth having or seeking or achieving

    "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"

  2. desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. desirable(adjective)ɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

    wanted or needed

    a highly desirable lifestyle; a desirable place to work

  2. desirableɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

    (of a person) sexually attractive

    ***a very desirable woman

Wiktionary

  1. desirable(Noun)

    A thing that people want; something that is desirable.

    There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.

  2. desirable(Adjective)

    describing something worth having, that is useful to have, or that would be nice to have.

    This applicant has almost all desirable properties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desirable(verb)

    worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desirable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4257

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desirable' in Adjectives Frequency: #579


Translations for desirable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

desirable(adjective)

pleasing or worth having

a desirable residence.

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