lovable

or love·a·ble

[luhv-uh-buhl]

Origin of lovable

First recorded in 1300–50, lovable is from the Middle English word lovable, lufabille. See love, -able
Related formslov·a·bil·i·ty, lov·a·ble·ness, nounlov·a·bly, adverbun·lov·a·ble, adjectiveun·lov·a·ble·ness, nounun·lov·a·bly, adverb

Synonyms for lovable

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Examples from the Web for unlovable

Contemporary Examples of unlovable

  • As I say in the book, it is unlovable and harmful to shelter people from the consequences of their own behavior.

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    Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    January 10, 2010

Historical Examples of unlovable


British Dictionary definitions for unlovable

unlovable

unloveable

adjective
  1. not attracting or deserving love

lovable

loveable

adjective
  1. attracting or deserving affection
Derived Formslovability, loveability, lovableness or loveableness, nounlovably or loveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unlovable

lovable

adj.

also loveable, mid-14c., from love (v.) + -able. Related: Lovably.

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