desirable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “desirable” in the English Dictionary

"desirable" in British English

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

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
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of desirable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desirable" in American English

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 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.
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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