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likable

or like·a·ble

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

First recorded in 1720–30; like2 + -able
Related formslik·a·ble·ness, lik·a·bil·i·ty, like·a·ble·ness, like·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·lik·a·ble, un·like·a·ble, adjectiveun·lik·a·ble·ness, un·like·a·ble·ness, nounun·lik·a·bly, un·like·a·bly, adverb

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likable

likeable

adjective
  1. easy to like; pleasing
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Derived Formslikability, likeability, likableness or likeableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for likeable

adj.

also likable, 1730, from like (v.) + -able. Related: Likeableness.

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