Definition of desirable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    desirable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//dɪˈzaɪərəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈzaɪərəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) that you would like to have or do; worth having or doing She chatted for a few minutes about the qualities she considered desirable in a secretary. Such measures are desirable, if not essential. The house has many desirable features. highly desirable desirable that (British English) It is desirable that interest rates should be reduced. (North American English) It is desirable that interest rates be reduced. desirable (for somebody) (to do something) It is no longer desirable for adult children to live with their parents. opposite undesirable
  2. 2(of a person) causing other people to feel sexual desire She suddenly saw herself as a desirable young woman.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, suggested by Latin desiderabilis, from desiderare ‘to desire’, perhaps from de- ‘down’ + sidus, sider- ‘star’.Extra examples A new direction was felt desirable for both parties. Experience of computers is highly desirable. He found her intensely desirable. It is clearly desirable that domestic and European law should be compatible. It is clearly desirable to have a common set of principles throughout the industry. This kind of work is seen as desirable. An end to the hostilities remains a highly desirable objective. It is no longer desirable for adult children to live with their parents. Such measures are desirable if not essential. a desirable home/​feature/​residence/​property/​area
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