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Definition of "desirable" []

  • Worth having or seeking, as by being useful, advantageous, or pleasing: a desirable job in the film industry; a home computer with many desirable features. (adjective)
  • Worth doing or achieving; advisable: a desirable reform; a desirable outcome. (adjective)
  • Arousing desire, especially sexual desire. (adjective)
  • A desirable person or thing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "desirable" in a sentence
  • "To feel and to know that you 'have everything that can make life desirable' is indeed excellent."
  • "One variation on this theme would just be that the super-rich would tolerate a lot more risk in their investments than desirable from a social perspective, since they are immunized from risk by the fact they are so far past the point of significant marginal returns."
  • "Such a change would allow for more competitive contracting in the longer term and may be desirable from the standpoint of cost effectiveness."