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Definitions for desirable
dɪˈzaɪər ə bəlde·sir·able

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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

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce desirable?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say desirable in sign language?

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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

Examples of desirable in a Sentence

  1. Dave Grohl:

    The American dream was still tangible, still desirable. Today, the American dream is broken.

  2. Abigail Adams:

    I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

  3. Martha Beck:

    The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen these qualities in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.

  4. Ilya Somin:

    The Smithsonian may desirable to keep some of these monuments if there is an educational value and helps people learn about what these figures did.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of desirable

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