likable

or like·a·ble

[ lahy-kuh-buhl ]
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adjective
  1. readily or easily liked; pleasing: a likable young man.

Origin of likable

1
First recorded in 1720–30; like2 + -able

Other words for likable

Other words from likable

  • lik·a·ble·ness, lik·a·bil·i·ty, like·a·ble·ness, like·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·lik·a·ble, un·like·a·ble, adjective
  • un·lik·a·ble·ness, un·like·a·ble·ness, noun
  • un·lik·a·bly, un·like·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for likable

likable

likeable

/ (ˈlaɪkəbəl) /


adjective
  1. easy to like; pleasing

Derived forms of likable

  • likability, likeability, likableness or likeableness, noun

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