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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desirableverb

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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.Before he:

    I really think it is not a desirable thing for a president to comment so explicitly on Fed policy, obviously, presidents can speak out if they choose to and give their opinions about policy, there's no law against that, but I don't think it's wise and I do think the Fed has a strong reputation for acting in an independent and non-political way and I would not like to see that reputation damaged.

  2. Orla Doyle:

    Parents with higher incomes typically have more desirable (traits) such as higher IQ, motivation, persistence, and consciousness.

  3. 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.

  4. Alka Menon:

    With the rise of social media, who can be an influencer or celebrity is expanded, so there's a potential proliferation of beauty ideals with social media, but given that we don't always know what's behind Instagram editing algorithms, relying on social media filters for surgical inspiration can run into the limits of what is possible or desirable to do with the human body and reinforce damaging stereotypes about what is beautiful.

  5. Bruce Karas:

    When we look at a different material, you look at all of the levers : the carbon footprint, consumer preference, energy, water, there's a mix, there are some things that are not that desirable, but if you have five good things and one that isn't, we'll all have to make decisions.

Images & Illustrations of desirable

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