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"desirable" in British English

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desirableadjective

uk   /dɪˈzaɪə.rə.bəl/  us   /dɪˈzaɪr.ə.bəl/
  • desirable adjective (WANTED)

B2 worth having and ​wanted by most ​people: Reducing ​classsizes 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.

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  • desirable adjective (ATTRACTIVE)

sexuallyattractive: a highly desirable man
desirably
adverb uk   /dɪˈzaɪə.rə.bli/  us   /dɪˈzaɪr.ə.bli/
(Definition of desirable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desirable" in American English

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desirableadjective

 us   /dɪˈzɑɪər·ə·bəl/
worthwanting or having: Good ​pay and ​interestingwork make this a very desirable ​job. The new ​store is in a ​highly desirable ​location.
desirability
noun [U]  us   /dɪˌzɑɪər·əˈbɪl·ət̬·i/
Taxes can ​limit the desirability of ​homeownership.
(Definition of desirable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“desirable” in American English

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