lovable

adjective lov·able \ ˈlə-və-bəl \
variants: or less commonly loveable
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of lovable

: having qualities that attract affection
  • the hero's lovable sidekick
  • —Terrence Rafferty
  • he's the gruff but lovable grandpa
  • —John Garrity

lovability

play \ˌlə-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

lovableness

noun

lovably

play \ˈlə-və-blē\ adverb

Examples of lovable in a Sentence

  1. He has a bad temper, but he's still lovable.

  2. she was a lovable child, always helpful and kind

Recent Examples of lovable from the Web

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First Known Use of lovable

14th century


LOVABLE Defined for English Language Learners

lovable

adjective

Definition of lovable for English Language Learners

  • : easy to love : having attractive or appealing qualities


LOVABLE Defined for Kids

lovable

adjective lov·able \ ˈlə-və-bəl \

Definition of lovable for Students

: easy to love : having attractive or appealing qualities
  • a lovable child


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