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1desirable

adjective de·sir·able \di-ˈzī-rə-bəl\

: having good or pleasing qualities : worth having or getting

: sexually attractive

Full Definition of DESIRABLE

1
:  having pleasing qualities or properties :  attractive <a desirable woman>
2
:  worth seeking or doing as advantageous, beneficial, or wise :  advisable <desirable legislation>
de·sir·able·ness noun
de·sir·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DESIRABLE

  1. The house is in a highly desirable location.
  2. The new stove has many desirable features.
  3. the qualities that make a desirable business partner
  4. The experiment did not achieve a desirable result.
  5. a beautiful and desirable woman

First Known Use of DESIRABLE

14th century

Rhymes with DESIRABLE

2desirable

noun

Definition of DESIRABLE

:  one that is desirable

First Known Use of DESIRABLE

1645

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