Definitions for desirable
dɪˈzaɪər ə bəlde·sir·able
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word desirable.
worth having or seeking or achieving
"a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
desirable, suitable, worthyadjective
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from desire.
She then let drop some expressions about an agate snuff-box; I immediately took the hint, and bought one, being unwilling to omit any thing that might make me desirable in her eyes. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 97.
Our own sex, our kindred, our houses, and our very names, seem to have something good and desirable in them. Isaac Watts.
Adjudged cases, collected by men of great sagacity, will improve his mind, toward acquiring this desirable amplitude and extent of thought. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
He cannot but confess, that it is a thing the most desirable to man, and most agreeable to the goodness of God, that he should send forth his light and his truth by a special revelation of his will. John Rogers, Sermon iii.
Desirable refers to a quality, attribute, or aspect that is attractive, appealing, or worthy of having or achieving. It indicates something that people wish to own, possess, or achieve due to its perceived value, benefits, or potential for positive outcomes.
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.]
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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
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.
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.'
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- مرغوب فيهArabic
- желателен, желанBulgarian
- desitjableCatalan, Valencian
- deseable, convenienteSpanish
- toivottava, haluttu, haluttava, toivottuFinnish
- désirable, souhaitableFrench
- სანატრელი, სასურველიGeorgian
- ønskjeleg, ynskeleg, ynskjeleg, ønskelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- желанный, желательныйRussian
- önskvärd, eftersträvansvärdSwedish
- เป็นที่ต้องการ, ตามปรารถนา, พึงประสงค์Thai
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