lovable

adjective
lov·​able | \ ˈlə-və-bəl How to pronounce lovable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly loveable

Definition of lovable

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

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Other Words from lovable

lovability \ ˌlə-​və-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce lovability (audio) \ noun
lovableness noun
lovably \ ˈlə-​və-​blē How to pronounce lovably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of lovable in a Sentence

He has a bad temper, but he's still lovable. she was a lovable child, always helpful and kind

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Anne and George Boleyn There are echoes of Anne Boleyn and her brother George in those lovable rascals Cersei and Jaime Lannister. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, "The Real People Who Inspired Game of Thrones," 10 Apr. 2019 Those two lovable weirdos are definitely still together in some universe! Teen Vogue, "9 Unforgettable Life Lessons From "10 Things I Hate About You"," 31 Mar. 2019 My awesome baby, who gets more fun and more sweet and more lovable every day. Kim Fusaro, Woman's Day, "Here's What I'm Thankful For …," 25 Nov. 2010 Both Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel are monumental characters, and their differences are what make each of them so special and lovable. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Captain Marvel Is a New Kind of Female Hero," 11 Mar. 2019 Fans have come to know the cast of Modern Family as a goofy, lovable group that feels like—well, family. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'Modern Family' Will Deal with the Death of a Major Character in the New Season," 15 Sep. 2018 According to a report by Variety, Apple signed a deal with Canadian broadcaster DHX Media to produce new content featuring the Peanuts gang, Charles M. Schulz's band of friends including Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the lovable beagle Snoopy. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple to bring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts to its streaming service," 17 Dec. 2018 Annette then asked the lovable host to describe his signature Happy Dance to her. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "I Spent the Day in the Kitchen With QVC's David Venable," 20 Nov. 2018 Or maybe the lovable Hilda and rather mysterious Dr. Cerberus? Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, ""Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Season 2 Could Premiere on Valentine's Day According to a New Fan Theory," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of lovable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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lovable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lovable

: easy to love : having attractive or appealing qualities

lovable

adjective
lov·​able | \ ˈlə-və-bəl How to pronounce lovable (audio) \

Kids Definition of lovable

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

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