or live·a·ble

[ liv-uh-buhl ]
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  1. suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable: It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.

  2. worth living; endurable: She needed something to make life more livable.

  1. that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with): polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.

Origin of livable

First recorded in 1605–15; live1 + -able

Other words for livable

Other words from livable

  • liv·a·ble·ness, liv·a·bil·i·ty [liv-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌlɪv əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
  • un·liv·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby livable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use livable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for livable



/ (ˈlɪvəbəl) /

  1. (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in

  2. worth living; tolerable

  1. (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)

Derived forms of livable

  • livableness, liveableness, livability or liveability, noun

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