- worth having or wanting; pleasing, excellent, or fine: a desirable apartment.
- arousing desire or longing: a desirable man or woman.
- advisable; recommendable: a desirable law.
- a person or thing that is desirable.
Origin of desirable
Examples from the Web for desirability
I listed the acceptable outcomes as three, in order of desirability.What To Do In Syria
June 28, 2013
One can disagree with the desirability or the consequences of some of these goals.What's So Wrong With BDS?
February 7, 2013
Socially, too, making yourself a bit scarce increases your desirability, but mainly it suits your increasingly private nature.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
September 10, 2011
But as the desirability of a technology increases, she said, so too does its effectiveness along with the willingness to use it.Women | Tools | Technology: Out of the Shadows and Into the Light
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March 15, 2011
Was it intended that the Duquettes should recognize the desirability of vacating the farm?The Hunted Outlaw
It is simply a fact that has nothing to do with desirability or charm or anything else.Pariah Planet
Once a letter spoke of the desirability of being an optimist.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Did he ever betray any doubts as to the desirability of his career?The Man Who Wins
You will now appreciate the desirability of guarding your conduct.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
- worthy of desire or recommendationa desirable residence
- arousing desire, esp sexual desire; attractive
- a person or thing that is the object of desire
Word Origin and History for desirability
late 14c., from Old French desirable (12c.), from dasirer (see desire (v.)). Related: Desirably; desirability.