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English definition of “desirable”


adjective (WANTED)    /dɪˈzaɪə.rə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈzaɪr.ə-/
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
(Definition of desirable adjective (WANTED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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