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See also: désirable
From Old French desirable.
Morphologically desire + -able.
desirable (comparative more desirable, superlative most desirable)
- Worthy to be desired; pleasing; agreeable.
- This applicant has almost all desirable properties.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, 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 […]
suitable to be desired
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desirable (plural desirables)
- A thing that people want; something that is desirable.
- There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.
desirable m or f (plural desirables)
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