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lov·a·ble

also love·a·ble  (lŭv′ə-bəl)
adj.
Having characteristics that attract love or affection.

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

lovable

(ˈlʌvəbəl) or

loveable

adj
attracting or deserving affection
ˌlovaˈbility, ˌloveaˈbility, ˈlovableness, ˈloveableness n
ˈlovably, ˈloveably adv

lov•a•ble

or love•a•ble

(ˈlʌv ə bəl)

adj.
of such a nature as to attract or deserve love.
[1300–50]
lov′a•ble•ness, n.
lov′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lovable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
amicable - characterized by friendship and good will
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly

lovable

loveable

lovable

adjective
Easy to love:
Translations
مُحَبَّب، جَدير بالحُب
k pomilování
elskelig
szeretetreméltó
elskulegur
ljubek

lovable

[ˈlʌvəbl] ADJadorable

lovable

[ˈlʌvəbəl] adj [person] → attachant(e)
a lovable rogue → une sympathique fripouille

lovable

adjliebenswert

lovable

[ˈlʌvəbl] adjadorabile, carino/a

love

(lav) noun
1. a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing. She has a great love of music; her love for her children.
2. strong attachment with sexual attraction. They are in love with one another.
3. a person or thing that is thought of with (great) fondness (used also as a term of affection). Ballet is the love of her life; Goodbye, love!
4. a score of nothing in tennis. The present score is fifteen love (written 15–0).
verb
1. to be (very) fond of. She loves her children dearly.
2. to take pleasure in. They both love dancing.
ˈlovable adjective
(negative unlovable) easy to love or like; attractive. a lovable child.
ˈlovely adjective
1. (negative unlovely) beautiful; attractive. She is a lovely girl; She looked lovely in that dress.
2. delightful. Someone told me a lovely joke last night, but I can't remember it; a lovely meal.
ˈloveliness noun
ˈlover noun
1. a person who enjoys or admires or has a special affection for something. an art-lover; He is a lover of sport; an animal-lover.
2. a person who is having a love affair with another.
ˈloving adjective
ˈlovingly adverb
love affair
a (temporary and often sexual) relationship between two people who are in love but not married.
ˈlove-letter noun
a letter expressing love.
ˈlovesick adjective
sad because of being in love. a lovesick youth; lovesick glances.
fall in love (with)
to develop feelings of love and sexual attraction (for). He fell in love with her straightaway.
for love or money
in any way at all. We couldn't get a taxi for love or money.
make love
to have sexual intercourse.
there's no love lost between them
they dislike one another.
References in classic literature ?
I am glad of this, for though I should be very proud of a graceful statue made by her, I shall be infinitely prouder of a lovable daughter with a talent for making life beautiful to herself and others.
Concerning the old carpenter who fixed the bed for the writer, I only mentioned him because he, like many of what are called very common people, became the nearest thing to what is understandable and lovable of all the grotesques in the writer's book.
The miniature, likewise, had this last peculiarity; so that you inevitably thought of the original as resembling his mother, and she a lovely and lovable woman, with perhaps some beautiful infirmity of character, that made it all the pleasanter to know and easier to love her.
I was there to protect and defend the little creatures in the world the most bereaved and the most lovable, the appeal of whose helplessness had suddenly become only too explicit, a deep, constant ache of one's own committed heart.
Yet there was some- thing very engaging about these great simple-hearted creatures, something attractive and lovable.
The Athlete, the Lecturer, the Scientific Discoverer was a laughable, lovable, healthy young human thing.
In came the three Miss Fezziwigs, beaming and lovable.
was evidently my quaint little companion's motto; and indeed she didn't blush to own it to the whole table, and publicly to announce that I was the dearest boy, and absolutely the most lovable man she had met.
Indeed, not so much; for many emotions that seem base from within seem lovable from without.
She was a gentle and lovable girl, and Bell, in his ardent and headlong way, lost his heart to her completely; and four years later, he had the happiness of making her his wife.
Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.
And, as the writer of the article which started this train of thought says with lovable warmth, the sailing of yachts is a fine art.