desirable

[ dih-zahyuh r-uh-buh l ]
/ dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl /

adjective

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.

noun

a person or thing that is desirable.

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Origin of desirable

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French. See desire, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM desirable

de·sir·a·bil·i·ty, de·sir·a·ble·ness, nounde·sir·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for desirable

desirable
/ (dɪˈzaɪərəbəl) /

adjective

worthy of desire or recommendationa desirable residence
arousing desire, esp sexual desire; attractive

noun

a person or thing that is the object of desire

Derived forms of desirable

desirability or desirableness, noundesirably, adverb
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