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desirable

adjective  /dɪˈzɑɪər·ə·bəl/ us  
worth wanting or having: Good pay and interesting work make this a very desirable job. The new store is in a highly desirable location.
desirability
noun [U]  /dɪˌzɑɪər·əˈbɪl·ət̬·i/ us  
Taxes can limit the desirability of home ownership.
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