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de·sir·a·ble

 (dĭ-zīr′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Worth having or seeking, as by being useful, advantageous, or pleasing: a desirable job in the film industry; a home computer with many desirable features.
2. Worth doing or achieving; advisable: a desirable reform; a desirable outcome.
3. Arousing desire, especially sexual desire.
n.
A desirable person or thing.

de·sir′a·bil′i·ty, de·sir′a·ble·ness n.
de·sir′a·bly adv.

desirable

(dɪˈzaɪərəbəl)
adj
1. worthy of desire or recommendation: a desirable residence.
2. (Psychology) arousing desire, esp sexual desire; attractive
n
a person or thing that is the object of desire
deˌsiraˈbility, deˈsirableness n
deˈsirably adv

de•sir•a•ble

(dɪˈzaɪər ə bəl)

adj.
1. pleasing; suitable; attractive: a desirable apartment.
2. arousing desire or longing.
3. advisable; recommendable: a desirable law.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French]
de•sir`a•bil′i•ty, de•sir′a•ble•ness, n.
de•sir′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
wanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
undesirable, unwanted - not wanted; "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation"
2.desirable - worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"

desirable

adjective

desirable

adjective
Arousing erotic desire:
Translations
مَرْغوب
toužebnýžádaný
ønskværdig
kívánatos
eftirsóknarverîur
ustrezenzaželen
arzu edilir

desirable

[dɪˈzaɪərəbl] ADJ [woman] → deseable, atractiva; [offer] → atrayente; [property] → deseable; [action] → conveniente, deseable
"experience desirable but not essential"la experiencia se valorará pero no es imprescindible
I don't think it desirable to tell him or that we tell himno creo que sea conveniente decírselo

desirable

[dɪˈzaɪərəbəl] adj
(= attractive) [person] → désirable; [house, thing] → beau(belle)
(= worthwhile) → souhaitable
it is desirable that ... → il est souhaitable que ...

desirable

adj
wünschenswert; action, progresserwünscht; goalerstrebenswert
position, offer, house, areareizvoll, attraktiv
womanbegehrenswert

desirable

[dɪˈzaɪərəbl] adj (woman, man) → desiderabile; (house, job) → attraente; (offer) → vantaggioso/a
it is desirable that → è opportuno che + sub

desire

(diˈzaiə) noun
a wish or longing. I have a sudden desire for a bar of chocolate; I have no desire ever to see him again.
verb
to long for or feel desire for. After a day's work, all I desire is a hot bath.
deˈsirable adjective
pleasing or worth having. a desirable residence.
deˌsiraˈbility noun
the extent to which something is desirable.

desirable

a. deseado-a; conveniente.
References in classic literature ?
Money, position, fashionable accomplishments, and elegant manners were most desirable things in her eyes, and she liked to associate with those who possessed them, often mistaking the false for the true, and admiring what was not admirable.
The Indian had selected for this desirable purpose one of those steep, pyramidal hills, which bear a strong resemblance to artificial mounds, and which so frequently occur in the valleys of America.
They evidently saw the approaching hour when the Long Knife would disposess them of their desirable habitations; and anxiously concerned for futurity, determined utterly to extirpate the whites out of Kentucke.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
Few of my countrymen can know what it is; nor, as frequent transplantation is perhaps better for the stock, need they consider it desirable to know.
Of the Right Whale, the best outline pictures are in Scoresby; but they are drawn on too small a scale to convey a desirable impression.
Hold; while Prometheus is about it, I'll order a complete man after a desirable pattern.
So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master,--so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil,--so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery.
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
IF knights errant were to be believed, not all castles were desirable places to seek hospitality in.
Simpson, who ordinarily sat elsewhere at the town's expense), they warmed themselves rapturously in the vision of the banquet lamp, which speedily be- came to them more desirable than food, drink, or clothing.
She had his companionship no longer; I esteemed it a duty to supply its lack, as much as possible, with mine: an inefficient substitute; for I could only spare two or three hours, from my numerous diurnal occupations, to follow her footsteps, and then my society was obviously less desirable than his.