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desirability

noun [U] uk   /dɪˌzaɪə.rəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /dɪˌzaɪr.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
the quality of being sexually attractive: She need have no doubts about her desirability.Beauty and attractiveness the quality of being worth having: Too much emphasis is placed on the desirability of being thin.Useful or advantageous
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