desirability

noun
de·​sir·​abil·​i·​ty | \ di-ˌzī-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce desirability (audio) \
plural desirabilities

Definition of desirability

1 desirabilities plural : desirable conditions had understood and studied certain desirabilities— D. D. Eisenhower
2 : the quality, fact, or degree of being desirable

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Examples of desirability in a Sentence

the desirability of immortality becomes a little less certain after some consideration of the consequences

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That doesn’t mean some teams aren’t advantaged in terms of financial wherewithal and available salary cap space, or desirability as a place to live, or are located in states without a state income tax, and so on. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Could Teams Clearly Ignoring Free Agency Tampering Rules Be a Problem for NBA?," 1 July 2019 Still, Gersen argues that the proliferation of copycat Chanel bags also helped to cement the desirability of the 2.55 globally. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Every invention you use has one thing in common," 18 June 2019 Firms selling goods and services need to tell consumers about the availability and desirability of their wares, and spend on advertising to do so. The Economist, "Advertising may make people miserable, but it still has its uses," 6 June 2019 Although the Chevrolet Corvette C4 hasn't yet risen to the same heights of collector desirability as say, the Porsche 911 S/C and 911 Carrera of the same era, its day in the sun is definitely on the horizon. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Callaway Twin-Turbo Four-Speed Is a High-Performance Love Letter from the '80s," 15 May 2019 Their husbands aren’t too shabby in this category, either; Prince Harry ups a product’s desirability by 31.9 percent and Prince William does the same by 27 percent. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Is Even More Influential Than Meghan Markle in the U.S.," 1 Nov. 2018 Meghan Markle was not far behind in second place, increasing a product’s desirability by 35 percent. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Is Even More Influential Than Meghan Markle in the U.S.," 1 Nov. 2018 This makes sense from a business perspective, an environmental perspective, and a desirability perspective. Allie Holloway, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gabriela Hearst Opens Up About Her Mission to Combine Sustainability with Luxury," 27 Sep. 2018 But there is only up to a 21 percent chance that the woman a man messages will write back, and that number drops as the desirability gap widens. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Twitter’s case for keeping Alex Jones is falling apart," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of desirability

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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