desirable Definition

worth having or seeking or achieving; pleasing, attractive.

Using desirable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "desirable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    A good salary and a pleasant working environment are the most desirable aspects of this job.

  • Example

    The house has many desirable features, such as a large garden and a swimming pool.

  • Example

    He is a desirable candidate for the job because of his experience and qualifications.

desirable Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with desirable

  • very attractive or appealing


    The company offers highly desirable benefits to its employees.

  • behaviors or attitudes that are considered acceptable or appropriate by society


    It is socially desirable to be polite and respectful to others.

  • physically attractive in a way that arouses sexual interest or desire


    She was considered one of the most sexually desirable women in Hollywood.


Summary: desirable in Brief

The term 'desirable' [dɪˈzaɪərəbl] refers to something worth having or achieving, often used to describe something that is pleasing or attractive. It can be applied to various contexts, such as jobs, houses, or candidates. 'Desirable' can be intensified with phrases like 'highly desirable,' and it can also describe behaviors or attitudes that are considered acceptable by society, as in 'socially desirable.'

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