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enjoyable

[en-joi-uh-buh l] /ɛnˈdʒɔɪ ə bəl/
adjective
1.
giving or capable of giving joy or pleasure:
a very enjoyable film.
Origin of enjoyable
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; enjoy + -able
Related forms
enjoyableness, noun
enjoyably, adverb
preenjoyable, adjective
unenjoyable, adjective
unenjoyableness, noun
unenjoyably, adverb
Synonyms
pleasant, agreeable, delightful, satisfying.
Antonyms
boring, unpleasant; hateful, detestable, loathsome.
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  • She was not the cook, but she could, and had on occasion, served up a most enjoyable breakfast.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • It is as useful to read him as it is enjoyable to travel with him.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • All the aspects of rural life can thus be made most enjoyable.

  • All this would have been enjoyable and fruitful if there had not been a fish within a mile.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Let me only forget the past, and this life can be enjoyable enough.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for enjoyable
adj.

1640s, "capable of being enjoyed," from enjoy + -able. Meaning "affording pleasure" is from 1744. Related: Enjoyably; enjoyableness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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