Definitions for desirabledɪˈzaɪər ə bəl

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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"

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

  2. Origin: [F. dsirable, fr. L. desiderabilis. See Desire, v. t.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desirable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desirable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Allen Adamson:

    Everything can be fast today. What you want to communicate is something more desirable.

  2. Plutarch:

    It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

  3. David Weiss:

    They have a certain cachet which makes them more desirable .... Everyone will want to try one.

  4. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba:

    Duty without love is deplorable.
    Duty with love is desirable.
    Love without duty is Divine.

  5. Woody Allen:

    It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.

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