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The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
David Brainerd

Meaning of "desirable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DESIRABLE

desirable  [dɪˈzaɪərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESIRABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Desirable can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DESIRABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of desirable in the English dictionary

The first definition of desirable in the dictionary is worthy of desire or recommendation. Other definition of desirable is arousing desire, esp sexual desire; attractive. Desirable is also a person or thing that is the object of desire.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESIRABLE


acquirable
əˈkwaɪərəbəl
adherable
ədˈhɪərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
expirable
ɪkˈspaɪərəbəl
hearable
ˈhɪərəbəl
hirable
ˈhaɪərəbəl
hireable
ˈhaɪərəbəl
meliorable
ˈmiːlɪərəbəl
perspirable
pəˈspaɪərəbəl
requirable
rɪˈkwaɪərəbəl
reverable
rɪˈvɪərəbəl
rewirable
riːˈwaɪərəbəl
steerable
ˈstɪərəbəl
transpirable
trænˈspaɪərəbəl
undesirable
ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbəl
unhirable
ʌnˈhaɪərəbəl
unpeerable
ʌnˈpɪərəbəl
wirable
ˈwaɪərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESIRABLE

desilverise
desilverization
desilverize
desinence
desinent
desinential
desipience
desipient
desipramine
desirability
desirableness
desirably
desire
desired
desireless
desirer
desirous
desirously
desirousness
desist

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESIRABLE

able
admirable
adorable
favourable
honorable
honourable
incomparable
incurable
inseparable
measurable
miserable
parable
pleasurable
preferable
recoverable
tolerable
transferable
unbearable
venerable
vulnerable
wearable

Synonyms and antonyms of desirable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESIRABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «desirable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of desirable

Translation of «desirable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESIRABLE

Find out the translation of desirable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of desirable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «desirable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

值得拥有的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deseable
570 millions of speakers

English

desirable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वांछनीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرغوب فيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

желательно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desejável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাম্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

souhaitable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wajar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wünschenswert
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

望ましい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바람직한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing dikarepake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mong muốn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விரும்பத்தக்கதாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपेक्षित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çekici
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

auspicabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pożądane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бажано
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de dorit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιθυμητή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wenslik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

önskvärt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ønskelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of desirable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESIRABLE»

The term «desirable» is very widely used and occupies the 10.228 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESIRABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «desirable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «desirable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about desirable

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10 QUOTES WITH «DESIRABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word desirable.
1
Shinzo Abe
I believe it is important that we Japanese write a constitution for ourselves that would reflect the shape of the country we consider desirable in the 21st century.
2
Abigail Adams
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
3
Anthony Albanese
The passage of time is likely to make high-speed rail more and more desirable, making it critical that politicians of today think ahead to tomorrow.
4
Francis Arinze
Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
5
Roberto Azevedo
We have to learn how to work within the limits that are possible, not what is desirable.
6
John Tyler Bonner
The reason for natural selection's great success is that it provides a satisfying explanation of how evolution might have occurred: individual organisms vary, and if those variations are inherited, the successful ones will survive and propagate and pass down their desirable traits to succeeding generations.
7
David Brainerd
The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
8
Jeff Bridges
The problem with the designated driver programme, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.
9
Bernhard von Bulow
It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers.
10
Carmen Busquets
I look for individuality in the artisans I work with for CoutureLab; a loving relationship with the product and care in the construction, along with the story behind it, make couture desirable to consumers looking for something that cannot be mass-produced.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESIRABLE»

Discover the use of desirable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to desirable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Desirable Body: Cultural Fetishism and the Erotics of ...
This book details the structures of consumerism and desire that, since around 1850, have brought about the fetishization and spectacularization of the female body.
Jon Stratton, 2001
2
A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate
As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home. A Desirable Residence is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.
Madeleine Wickham, 2010
3
Desirable Daughters: A Novel
An intricate mystery that unfolds throughout this compelling novel, it creates both intrigue and suspense but also initiates a quest for identity.
Bharati Mukherjee, 2002
4
Desirable and Undesirable Characteristics of Offshore Yachts
Surveys trends in yacht design, discusses safety, modern construction techniques, spars, rigging, sails, and auxiliary equipment, and describes five good boats.
John Rousmaniere, 1987
5
Desirable Literacies: Approaches to Language and Literacy in ...
This second edition is updated to take into account important developments in research, policy and practice, and now covers the 0-8 age range.
Jackie Marsh, Elaine Hallet, 2008
6
The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable ...
A report on the interaction between creativity and commerce explores humanity's susceptibility to the latest, hottest, and most expensive gadgets on sale today, revealing the ways in which designer products are made to evince luxury while ...
Deyan Sudjic, 2009
7
Actuaries' Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most ...
This book explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it.
Fred Szabo, 2012
8
Dr. Desirable
Michelle Lewis had had her fill of smooth-talking healers.
Kristi Gold, 2011
9
Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences: Themes on ...
Compelling and evocative, Of Passionate Curves and Desirable Cadences reveals the vital cultural interconnections at the heart of a rain-forest Amerindian society.
George P. Mentore, 2005
10
Turbo Codes: Desirable and Designable
Turbo Codes: Desirable and Designable introduces the basics of turbo codes in their different flavors (more specifically, parallel concatenated convolutional turbo codes and block turbo codes).
Alexandre Giulietti, Bruno Bougard, Liesbet Van Der Perre, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESIRABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term desirable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Too much transparency in judges` appointment not desirable: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its misgiving on opening the entire process of appointments to higher judiciary to ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
2
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen wraps up desirable spot in heart of …
A highly desirable spot in the heart of Lakewood will soon be home to a family-friendly restaurant whose menu centerpiece is the sandwich ... «CultureMap Dallas, Jul 15»
3
Los Angeles, the NBA's Least Desirable Destination?
You can blame Dwight Howard for this. A few years ago, the perennially grinning All-Star center was offered a chance to stick with the Los ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Fujifilm X-T10 a desirable digital camera
Fujifilm's X100T rangefinder-style camera is of one the most desirable digital cameras ever to grace the market, topped only by a very short list ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
5
Cage Fight: Curfew on teenagers 'necessary and desirable'
To hell with what the civil libertarians say — a curfew on teenagers is necessary and desirable. Teens are running amok at night in Logan, ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
6
Mark Lowe: A Desirable Trade Deadline Relief Pitcher
The trade deadline is an exciting time of the baseball season and some of the most important transactions involve middle relief pitchers. «SportsBlog.com, Jul 15»
7
Total log export ban not desirable and logical, says Dept
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah exports 9 to 12 per cent of its natural production logs not only for economic reasons but to ensure that natural forest ... «Daily Express, Jul 15»
8
Is Phils managing job desirable?
But the Phillies' sales pitch appears to be extremely weak. Can they find a guy? Does it matter? Is it even a desirable job? As of right now, not in ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
9
Economists: Bel Air and Surroundings Are the Second Most …
The Brentwood/Bel Air/Beverly Crest area in the hills on the Westside of Los Angeles is the second most desirable place in the country, ... «Curbed LA, Jul 15»
10
'It's Awkward For Me To Be Desirable At This Age': Shah Rukh Khan
When asked about being one of the most desirable actors, he blushed and said, “I am shy and I have three beautiful children and it's awkward ... «Masala.com, Jul 15»

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