[ lahy-kuh-buhl ]
/ ˈlaɪ kə bəl /
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readily or easily liked; pleasing: a likable young man.
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OTHER WORDS FROM likablelik·a·ble·ness, lik·a·bil·i·ty, like·a·ble·ness, like·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·lik·a·ble, un·like·a·ble, adjectiveun·lik·a·ble·ness, un·like·a·ble·ness, nounun·lik·a·bly, un·like·a·bly, adverb
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How to use likable in a sentence
But we should be more ready to celebrate both real and fictional women for daring to be unlikable.Roxane Gay: Not Such a 'Bad Feminist' After All|Lizzie Crocker|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Katherine, Daniel, and Nathan are quite unlikable people, stuck with one another, whining to their friends and family.
Whatever the answer, the inverse desire for unlikable characters—truly despicable ones—is interesting.
She speaks to Lucy Scholes about blending fact and fiction, her unlikable main character, and her next novel featuring a medium.Pat Barker on ‘Toby’s Room,’ Historical Fiction, and the Booker|Lucy Scholes|October 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We have had, in the modern era, just one truly unlikable president.Michael Tomasky on How Tricky Mitt Romney Is Aping Richard Nixon|Michael Tomasky|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She was, he told himself, an extremely unlikable young woman.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
For as a young fellow I was not bad-looking, nor had I, so I flatter myself, an unlikable disposition.The Treasure of Heaven|Marie Corelli
Because I don't like girls of that stamp doesn't argue her unlikable.Paradise Garden|George Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for likable
/ (ˈlaɪkəbəl) /
easy to like; pleasing
Derived forms of likablelikability, likeability, likableness or likeableness, noun
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