- 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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Examples from the Web for lovably
Historical Examples of lovably
The room, the books, the piano—all spoke of her lovingly and lovably.
She was so brave, and so headstrong, so lovably headstrong, and her beauty was so fresh and soft!
What a glorious, Godlike figure, and yet so prone to wrath and error, so lovably human.
I wish I could give reality to every part of that most noble, that most lovably beautiful temple.
British Dictionary definitions for lovably
Derived Formslovability, loveability, lovableness or loveableness, nounlovably or loveably, adverb
- attracting or deserving affection
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Word Origin and History for lovably
also loveable, mid-14c., from love (v.) + -able. Related: Lovably.
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