loveable

[luhv-uh-buh l]
Related formsun·love·a·ble, adjectiveun·love·a·ble·ness, nounun·love·a·bly, adverb

lovable

or love·a·ble

[luhv-uh-buhl]
adjective
  1. of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing.

Origin of lovable

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

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lovable

loveable

adjective
  1. attracting or deserving affection
Derived Formslovability, loveability, lovableness or loveableness, nounlovably or loveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for loveable

lovable

adj.

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

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