- suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable: It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.
- worth living; endurable: She needed something to make life more livable.
- that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with): polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.
Origin of livable
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- (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
- worth living; tolerable
- (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)
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Word Origin and History for livability
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