desirableness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

desirable +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

desirableness ‎(countable and uncountable, plural desirablenesses)

  1. The quality of being desirable.
    • 1925, D. H. Lawrence, Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays: .. Love Was Once a Little Boy
      To me she is fractious, tiresome, and a faggot. Yet the subtle desirableness is in her, for me. As it is in the brown hen, or even a sow.

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