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Definitions for desirable
dɪˈzaɪər ə bəlde·sir·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desirableadjective

    worth having or seeking or achieving

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

  2. desirable, suitable, worthyadjective

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

Wiktionary

  1. desirablenoun

    A thing that people want; something that is desirable.

    There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.

  2. desirableadjective

    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

  1. Desirableadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desirableverb

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

  2. 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

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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. Janet Yellen:

    Our trade representative has said that we would consider additional tariffs reductions, we want to see China meet their commitments they made under Phase 1, but stabilizing and perhaps eventually lowering some tariffs in a reciprocal way could be a desirable outcome.

  2. Julian Alvarez Insua:

    (Barracas) has not been desirable for economic activity due to the negative impact of its surroundings, but there is a lot of space.

  3. Bob Peterson:

    There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world, most of which do not feed on people, it is not practical or desirable -- indeed it's not even possible -- to wipe out all populations of all mosquito species. No one is seriously contemplating that.

  4. Stephanie Barnier:

    Nowadays, it’s a ‘we’ thing for the US women’s team, they are stronger than ever before and women can play soccer like women. I think you’ll find most women — and a whole heck of a lot of men — find that very desirable.

  5. Keven Stratton:

    We need to recognize we have an $8 billion industry resting upon keeping our lands pristine and beautiful and desirable for the world to come and enjoy, i think we will find we agree on a lot more than we disagree on.

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