or like·a·ble



readily or easily liked; pleasing: a likable young man.

Origin of likable

First recorded in 1720–30; like2 + -able
Related formslik·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

Synonyms for likable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unlikable

Contemporary Examples of unlikable

Historical Examples of unlikable

  • Because I don't like girls of that stamp doesn't argue her unlikable.

    Paradise Garden

    George Gibbs

  • For as a young fellow I was not bad-looking, nor had I, so I flatter myself, an unlikable disposition.

British Dictionary definitions for unlikable




easy to like; pleasing
Derived Formslikability, likeability, likableness or likeableness, noun
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