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likable

adjective lik·able \ˈlī-kə-bəl\

Simple Definition of likable

  • : easy to like : having pleasant or appealing qualities

Full Definition of likable

  1. :  having qualities that bring about a favorable regard :  pleasant, agreeable

lik·abil·i·ty play \ˌlī-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
lik·able·ness noun

Examples of likable

  1. Detective Grant is the most likeable character in the novel.

  2. She seems like a friendly, likable young woman.



1730

First Known Use of likable

1730

Variants of likable

or like·able play \ˈlī-kə-bəl\


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