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English definition of “desirable”

desirable

adjective uk   /dɪˈzaɪə.rə.bl̩/ us    /-ˈzaɪr.ə-/

desirable adjective (WANTED)

B2 worth having and wanted by most people: Reducing class sizes in schools is a desirable aim. It's regarded as a highly desirable job. The house is in a very desirable area of the city.Liked, or not liked, by many people

desirable adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

sexually attractive: a highly desirable manSexual attractionAttractive
desirably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Liked, or not liked, by many people
(Definition of desirable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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