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- n. The state of being desirable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being desirable; desirableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being desirable: desirableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. attractiveness to the opposite sex
- n. the quality of being worthy of desiring
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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.