or live·a·bil·i·ty

[ liv-uh-bil-i-tee ]


  1. the quality or fact of being suitable for living in:

    A bike-friendly community scores high in livability, which can help attract companies to settle in your area.

  2. the quality or fact of being endurable or worth living:

    Attempted suicides who feel they’ve been spared for a reason—does this say something profound about the innate livability and worth of life?

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  • un·liv·a·bil·ity un·liv·a·ble·ness noun

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Example Sentences

In fact, the atmosphere makes Earth the livable, lovable home sweet home that it is.

There will be more jobs and cleaner air today, and a more livable climate for centuries to come.

Business leaders say it may take years for Melbourne — ranked as the world’s second-most livable city last year — to recover.

From Fortune

Through purchasing fair-trade cacao, we ensure the cacao farmers get the correct compensation to have a livable wage to make change back in their local communities, to global effect.

From Eater

With the current state of sanitation in large parts of the world, she says we “need to radically rethink our assumptions about what healthy, livable cities look like.”

The reason for the greater livability is that the real hatchability of the eggs is 70 per cent.