- readily or easily liked; pleasing: a likable young man.
Origin of likable
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genial, attractive, winsome, engaging.
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Examples from the Web for likable
But you find something in them to make them likable and people you do want to spend more than five minutes with.Eliza Coupe Finds Her ‘Happy Ending’ With ‘Benched’
October 28, 2014
Instead, Ernst is seen as a “likable, relatable person” who is cut “from the cloth of small-town Iowa.”The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever
July 22, 2014
Now they should show strength—but still be likable, according to new research.The Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling—and What It Means for Hillary Clinton
June 5, 2014
My debate partner in Virginia was articulate, educated, likable, and familiar with a vast range of relevant scientific research.My Debate With an ‘Intelligent Design’ Theorist
Karl W. Giberson
April 21, 2014
More than anything else, a talk show host needs to be “likable” the way Jay Leno always was.Yes, Stephen Colbert Will Be Great as Host of CBS’s ‘Late Night’
April 10, 2014
The girl was amusing enough, and, indeed, a most likable person at her best.Within the Law
But he explained that and—and—well, he can be so nice and likable, that I forgave him.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Because they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable—they were vastly dangerous!Zen
Good fellow all right, and, for a 'sphinx' as you call him, likable.
A likable chap, this Thorpe, but lazy—just an idler—he had concluded.
- easy to like; pleasing
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