Definition of Desirable

1. Adjective. Worth having or seeking or achieving. "A desirable outcome"




2. Adjective. Worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse. "The parents found the girl suitable for their son"
Exact synonyms: Suitable, Worthy
Similar to: Eligible
Derivative terms: Desirability, Desirableness, Suitableness

Definition of Desirable

1. a. Worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.

Definition of Desirable

1. Adjective. describing something worth having, that is useful to have, or that would be nice to have. ¹

2. Noun. A thing that people want; something that is desirable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desirable

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desirable

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Literary usage of Desirable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"The bulk of the offspring will be normal; and only a small proportion (say 10%) desirable. (2). But where Normals (with normal ancestry) marry desirables ..."

2. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"The scene between Bottom and the mechanicals can be played here if desirable. It is' not worth much and rather stops the action, which should now get to a ..."

3. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING desirable FOR SECONDARY AGRICULTURE TEACHERS. ... The personal qualities desirable for the agricultural teacher are, in general, ..."

4. Conventionby National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1905)
"... cables occur in the manholes of the transmission lines, it is nevertheless desirable to locate the fault with the greatest possible accuracy. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Of the several dozen analyses made in this study, it has been possible to select those of Table I as representing extensive types and it is desirable to ..."

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