lovable

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lovable, loveable, luffeabill, lufabul, equivalent to love +‎ -able.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈlʌvəbəl/

Adjective[edit]

lovable (comparative more lovable, superlative most lovable)

  1. Inspiring or deserving love or affection; adorable or cute.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From loven (to love) +‎ -able.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /luˈvaːblə/, /luˈvaːbəl/

Adjective[edit]

lovable

  1. Lovable (deserving love)
    Synonym: lovesom
  2. Friendly, affectionate (providing love)
    Synonyms: lovely, lovesom
Descendants[edit]
  • English: lovable, loveable
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Etymology 2[edit]

From loven (to praise) +‎ -able.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɔːˈvaːblə/, /lɔːˈvaːbəl/
  • (influenced by Etymology 1) IPA(key): /luˈvaːblə/, /luˈvaːbəl/

Adjective[edit]

lovable

  1. praiseworthy, commendable, excellent
  2. nonharmful, healthful
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