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Meaning of DESIRABLE

Pronunciation:  di'zIrubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
  2. [adj]  worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

DESIRABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: advantageous, coveted, delectable, desired, eligible, enviable, in demand(p), plummy, preferable, preferred, sexually attractive, sought after, suitable, worthy
 Antonyms: undesirable
 See Also: lovable, loveable, wanted



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*sir"a*ble\, a. [F. d['e]sirable, fr. L.
desiderabilis. See {Desire}, v. t.]
Worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a
wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.

      All of them desirable young men.         --Ezek. xxiii.

      As things desirable excite Desire, and objects move the
      appetite.                                --Blackmore.

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