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livable

or live·a·ble

[liv-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable: It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.
  2. worth living; endurable: She needed something to make life more livable.
  3. that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with): polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.
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Origin of livable

First recorded in 1605–15; live1 + -able
Related formsliv·a·ble·ness, liv·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·liv·a·ble, adjectiveun·liv·a·ble·ness, noun

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2. enjoyable, bearable, worthwhile.
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livable

liveable

adjective
  1. (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
  2. worth living; tolerable
  3. (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)
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Derived Formslivableness, liveableness, livability or liveability, noun
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Word Origin and History for unlivable

adj.

1869, from un- (1) "not" + livable.

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livable

adj.

also liveable, 1610s, "likely to survive," from live (v.) + -able. Meaning "conducive to living" is from 1660s; sense of "suitable for living in" is from 1814 ("Mansfield Park"). Meaning "endurable" is from 1841.

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