Desirable definition

dĭ-zīrə-bəl
Worth doing or achieving; advisable.

A desirable reform; a desirable outcome.

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A desirable person or thing.
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A desirable person or thing.
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Worth wanting or having; worthwhile, beneficial, expedient, etc.
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The definition of desirable is something or someone attractive and wanted.

A great job that everyone wants is an example of something that would be described as a desirable job.

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Arousing desire; pleasing, attractive, etc.
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This applicant has almost all desirable properties.

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A thing that people want; something that is desirable.

There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.

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Worth having or seeking, as by being useful, advantageous, or pleasing.

A desirable job in the film industry; a home computer with many desirable features.

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Arousing desire, especially sexual desire.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
desirable
Plural:
desirables

Origin of desirable

  • From Old French desirable.

    From Wiktionary