lovable

or love·a·ble

[ luhv-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈlʌv ə bəl /

adjective

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

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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 forms of lovable

lovability, loveability, lovableness or loveableness, nounlovably or loveably, adverb
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