[ 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
Rogan allows her female survivor to be shrewd, manipulative and—the most risky thing of all—somewhat unlikeable.Book Bag: How to Survive—Five Stories About Unlikely Survivors|Claire Cameron|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Idiopathy By Sam Byers Three unlikeable characters go through depression, love affairs, and work frustrations.This Week’s Hot Reads: May 28, 2013|Jen Vafidis|May 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He probably made himself a little more likeable (less unlikeable) in this speech.Romney's Speech: Not Bad, Not Great, Not Much Change|Michael Tomasky|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But a jerk who takes no responsibility for his jerkitude is pretty much the definition of an unlikeable person.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney, the Unlikable Presidential Candidate|Michael Tomasky|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for likable
/ (ˈlaɪkəbəl) /
easy to like; pleasing
Derived forms of likablelikability, likeability, likableness or likeableness, noun
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