or live·a·ble

[ liv-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈlɪv ə bəl /


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

First recorded in 1605–15; live1 + -able

Related forms

liv·a·ble·ness, liv·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·liv·a·ble, adjectiveun·liv·a·ble·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for livable



/ (ˈlɪvəbəl) /


(of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
worth living; tolerable
(foll by with) pleasant to live (with)

Derived Forms

livableness, liveableness, livability or liveability, noun
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