lovable

or love·a·ble

[ luhv-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈlʌv ə bəl /

adjective

of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing.

Nearby words

  1. louvière, la,
  2. louvre,
  3. louvred,
  4. louÿs,
  5. louÿs, pierre,
  6. lovage,
  7. lovastatin,
  8. lovat,
  9. love,
  10. love affair

Origin of lovable

First recorded in 1300–50, lovable is from the Middle English word lovable, lufabille. See love, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for lovable

lovable

loveable

/ (ˈlʌvəbəl) /

adjective

attracting or deserving affection
Derived Formslovability, loveability, lovableness or loveableness, nounlovably or loveably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for lovable

lovable

adj.

also loveable, mid-14c., from love (v.) + -able. Related: Lovably.

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