Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being desirable: desirableness.
- n. The state of being desirable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being desirable; desirableness.
- n. attractiveness to the opposite sex
- n. the quality of being worthy of desiring
“A state's live-in desirability, as defined by CQ Press in the form of a livability index that considers 44 social, cultural, and economic factors, rigorously correlates with that state's estimated average IQ.”
“This limits the long-term desirability of the yen as a trading currency.”
“Kleinsteuber emphasizes the differences in desirability and price among coins of the same type, date (or equivalent date) and certified grade.”
“(Of course I could read it on my Kindle anytime, but will I notice a difference in desirability?)”
“Audacious Epigone' writes (UPDATE: link fixed), A state's live-in desirability, as defined by CQ Press in the form of a livability index that considers 44 social, cultural, and economic factors, rigorously correlates with that state's estimated average IQ.”
“Given that there is still disagreement among analysts over the long-term desirability of the acquisition, you have to wonder whether standards were higher for her.”
“I think, for example, of the distinction we so frequently draw between primary and secondary industry (as though the former were a primitive activity of an essentially undesirable nature, and the latter, on the other hand, represented the ultimate in desirability).”
“The weakness of such arguments lies not in the long-term desirability of keeping Budgets in surplus and debt at optimal levels.”
“That sort of question, once raised, is careless about the long-term desirability of alternatives which might appear to offer even illusory short-term relief.”
“It is characteristic of the jealous individual to have a rightful claim to possession, whereas envy refers to the desirability of what is denied it, not to the legitimacy of any claim.”
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