- of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing.
Origin of lovable
Related formslov·a·bil·i·ty, lov·a·ble·ness, nounlov·a·bly, adverbun·lov·a·ble, adjectiveun·lov·a·ble·ness, nounun·lov·a·bly, adverb
First recorded in 1300–50, lovable
is from the Middle English
word lovable, lufabille.
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British Dictionary definitions for lovability
Derived Formslovability, loveability, lovableness or loveableness, nounlovably or loveably, adverb
- attracting or deserving affection
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Word Origin and History for lovability
also loveable, mid-14c., from love (v.) + -able. Related: Lovably.
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