likable

adjective lik·able \ ˈlī-kə-bəl \
variants: or likeable
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of likable

:having qualities that bring about a favorable regard :pleasant, agreeable
  • the most likable character in the play

likability

play \ˌlī-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

likableness

noun

Examples of likable in a Sentence

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

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

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First Known Use of likable

1730


LIKABLE Defined for English Language Learners

likable

adjective

Definition of likable for English Language Learners

  • : easy to like : having pleasant or appealing qualities


LIKABLE Defined for Kids

likable

adjective lik·able
variants: or likeable \ˈlī-kə-bəl\

Definition of likable for Students

:having pleasant or attractive qualities :easily liked

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