livable

adjective
liv·able | \ˈli-və-bəl \
variants: or less commonly liveable

Definition of livable 

1 : suitable for living in, on, or with a livable house livable wages

2 : endurable

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Other Words from livable

livableness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for livable

Synonyms

habitable, inhabitable

Antonyms

uninhabitable, unlivable

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Examples of livable in a Sentence

They described the house as very livable. People need jobs that will pay them livable wages.

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As a temperate rain forest, livable almost all year round, that part of the country, including Seattle and northern California, has a huge inflow of non-conforming Americans. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "Family bonds prevail in ‘Leave No Trace’," 21 June 2018 For some issues, like slavery and guns, neither side can convert the other or fashion a livable compromise. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, "The nation's divide over guns is a disturbing echo of the past," 11 June 2018 Cell towers were rendered obsolete, thousands were left without livable homes, communities were isolated by devastated infrastructure, and access to basic necessities were scant for many. Jhoni Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Puerto Rico's Recovery Efforts Continue a Half Year After Hurricane Maria," 16 Apr. 2018 Unlike some other communities, opting for the sunroom at Bidwell Village means that buyers end up with a fully livable addition built over a full basement and integrated into the floor plan. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Bidwell Village, Coventry," 5 Apr. 2018 There are a few odd design choices (why are random apps hiding the status bar?), but overall this is a livable OS. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Galaxy S9+ review—Faster specs, better biometrics in a familiar package," 15 Mar. 2018 Yes, all of it really does exist in 16 feet of livable space. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This 20-Year-Old Bus Is Now A Solar-Powered Traveling Tiny Home," 27 June 2018 Local governments are wise to recognize what the state seems to be missing and push forward ideas to make the region more livable for its work force. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Chipping away at Central Florida's housing needs isn't enough," 28 Apr. 2018 The people who remained have carved out livable space within the destruction. Claudia Otto, CNN, "The siege that forced a suburb underground," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of livable

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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livable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of livable

: suitable to live in : enjoyable to live in

: making it possible to live or to have the things that people need to live properly

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