Lovable
Lovable Lov"a*ble, a. Having qualities that excite, or are fitted to excite, love; worthy of love. [1913 Webster]

Elaine the fair, Elaine the lovable, Elaine, the lily maid of Astolat. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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  • lovable — also loveable, mid 14c., from LOVE (Cf. love) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Lovably …   Etymology dictionary

  • lovable — is the preferred spelling, not loveable …   Modern English usage

  • lovable — [adj] very likable; endearing adorable, agreeable, alluring, amiable, angelic, appealing, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charming, cuddly, delightful, desirable, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating, fetching, friendly …   New thesaurus

  • lovable — (also loveable) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inspiring love or affection. DERIVATIVES lovableness noun lovably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • lovable — [luv′ə bəl] adj. inspiring love; easily loved; endearing: also sp. loveable lovability n. lovableness lovably adv …   English World dictionary

  • lovable — [[t]lʌ̱vəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as lovable, you mean that they have attractive qualities, and are easy to like. His vulnerability makes him even more lovable. Syn: endearing …   English dictionary

  • lovable — adjective friendly and attractive: a lovable kitten | not a very lovable child …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lovable — lovability, lovableness, n. lovably, adv. /luv euh beuhl/, adj. of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing. Also, loveable. [1300 50; ME lovable, lufabille. See LOVE, ABLE] Syn. dear, tender, warm, affectionate. * * * …   Universalium

  • lovable — adj. Lovable is used with these nouns: ↑character …   Collocations dictionary

  • lovable — lov|a|ble loveable [ˈlʌvəbəl] adj friendly and attractive ▪ a sweet lovable child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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