- suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable: It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.
- worth living; endurable: She needed something to make life more livable.
- that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with): polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.
Origin of livable
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2. enjoyable, bearable, worthwhile.
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Examples from the Web for unlivable
They argue that Venice is already so massively overcrowded with tourists that the city has become “unlivable.”Are Cruise Ships Damaging Venice?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 31, 2012
If while waiting things do not come to us that make life forever after unlivable, we shall be fortunate, and forever grateful.Idling in Italy
The imperial fleets were slowly but surely stamping out all resistance, making Jursa unlivable.The Envoy, Her
Horace Brown Fyfe
Mary easily persuaded her Aunt to make some changes in the unlivable room.
- (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
- worth living; tolerable
- (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)
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Word Origin and History for unlivable
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