- 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
Related Words for desirablebeautiful, enticing, fascinating, profitable, beneficial, useful, helpful, acceptable, gratifying, expedient, preferable, enviable, worthwhile, adorable, alluring, charming, fetching, sexy, covetable, advisable
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Contemporary Examples of desirable
That seems to be the secret to creating a successful, desirable, and wearable device.Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week
September 11, 2014
Now, he's out to prove that redheads are just as desirable as their neutral-hued brethren.Redheads Are Sexy, Dammit!
September 2, 2014
Young children and women were considered to be pure and most desirable to the gods.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors
August 14, 2014
The satire, in this case, being why does it take slavery for her to be seen as desirable or useful.The ‘SNL’ Race Controversy: Why Leslie Jones Can Say What She Likes
May 6, 2014
“If the committee moves through regular order, it would be desirable,” Menendez said.Despite Kerry’s Push for Delay, Senators Say They Want Iran Sanctions
November 13, 2013
Historical Examples of desirable
Perhaps there are worlds where two and two do not make just that desirable amount.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
From this piece are obtained the most desirable chops and roasts.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Neither for your sake nor for hers, nor for my own, could such a thing be desirable.Lady Susan
At this stage it is not necessary or desirable to descend to detail.
Thus he retained a powerful weapon—to be used when desirable.
- 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 desirable
late 14c., from Old French desirable (12c.), from dasirer (see desire (v.)). Related: Desirably; desirability.