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  • n. The property of being likable, that which makes likable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being likable. Also spelled likeableness.


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  • There can't be any doubt any more -- this election seems more and more like a referendum on Fenty's (un) likableness. ...

    DeMorning DeBonis: July 12, 2010

  • Burns carefully selected the veterans, families and communities through whose eyes we see the war for their geographic and ethnic distribution, and also for their just-folksy likableness.

    War and Remembrance

  • Flexibility brings up your good looks, beauty, image, and likableness

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • There was no more likable man in the west, and no better rider, either; but riding wasn't everything, and neither was likableness.

    Lonesome Dove

  • The emphasis placed on the importance of likableness as the _principal_ factor in getting yourself wanted may have made you forget the _primary_ necessity of showing your prospect _a real lack in his business, and that you are capable of filling it_.

    Certain Success

  • If you like people only within a limited range, you will similarly narrow your own likableness.

    Certain Success

  • _But they are inside him, and you can pull them toward you_ if you bring your likableness to bear upon his heart.

    Certain Success

  • What probably brought the two men together -- apart from their common likableness -- was that each, in his way, refused to "go the whole hog."

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Or perhaps, proud as he was, even he could not wholly escape that curious likableness which drew men to John Flint.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • This one fact we must know; if we are not liked it must be because we are not the possessors of that fine quality known as "likableness."

    The Girl Wanted


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