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likable

or likeable

[lahy-kuh-buh l] /ˈlaɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
readily or easily liked; pleasing:
a likable young man.
Origin of likable
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; like2 + -able
Related forms
likableness, likability, likeableness, likeability, noun
unlikable, unlikeable, adjective
unlikableness, unlikeableness, noun
unlikably, unlikeably, adverb
Synonyms
genial, attractive, winsome, engaging.
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likable

/ˈlaɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
easy to like; pleasing
Derived Forms
likability, likeability, likableness, likeableness, noun
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