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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. 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.
  • adj. Worth doing or achieving; advisable: a desirable reform; a desirable outcome.
  • adj. Arousing desire, especially sexual desire.
  • n. A desirable person or thing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Suitable, worthy to be desired.
  • n. A thing that people want; something that is desirable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worthy to be desired; that is to be wished for; fitted to excite a wish to possess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
  • adj. worth having or seeking or achieving

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