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loveable

[ luhv-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈlʌv ə bəl /
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adjective

lovable.

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love-entangle, love-in, love-in-a-mist, love-in-idleness, love-lies-bleeding, loveable, lovebird, lovebirds, lovebite, lovecraft, lovecraft, h. p.
Related formsun·love·a·ble, adjectiveun·love·a·ble·ness, nounun·love·a·bly, adverb

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lovable

or love·a·ble

[ luhv-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈlʌv ə bəl /

adjective

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
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British Dictionary definitions for loveable

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 loveable

lovable


adj.

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

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