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EtymologyEdit

From Old French desirable.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈzaɪəɹəbəl/, [dɪˈzaɪ(j)əɹəbəɫ]
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AdjectiveEdit

desirable (comparative more desirable, superlative most desirable)

  1. Worthy to be desired; pleasing; agreeable.
    This applicant has almost all desirable properties.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get []

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NounEdit

desirable (plural desirables)

  1. A thing that people want; something that is desirable.
    There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.

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Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

desirable m, f (plural desirables)

  1. desirable