or likeable adjective Date: 1730 having qualities that bring about a favorable regard ; pleasant, agreeablelikability nounlikableness noun

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  • Likable — Lik a*ble (l[imac]k [.a]*b l), a. Such as can be liked; such as to attract liking; easy to like; evoking sympathy; as, a likable person. Thackeray. [WordNet sense 1+2] Syn: appealing, likable. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. disposed to please.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • likable — index palatable, preferable, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • likable — [adj] nice, pleasant agreeable, amiable, appealing, attractive, charismatic, charming, engaging, enjoyable, friendly, genial, good, good natured, likeable, pleasing, preferable, relishable, sweet, sweet natured, sympathetic, winning, winsome;… …   New thesaurus

  • likable — [līk′ə bəl] adj. having qualities that inspire liking; easy to like because attractive, pleasant, genial, etc. likableness n. likability …   English World dictionary

  • likable — adjective a) Capable of being liked. I suppose hes likable; why shouldnt he be? b) Having qualities tending to result in being liked; friendly, personable. Shes a naturally likable person, with lots of friends. Ant: unlikable …   Wiktionary

  • likable — likableness, likability, n. /luy keuh beuhl/, adj. readily or easily liked; pleasing: a likable young man. Also, likeable. [1720 30; LIKE2 + ABLE] Syn. genial, attractive, winsome, engaging. * * * …   Universalium

  • likable — lik|a|ble likeable [ˈlaıkəbəl] adj likable people are nice and easy to like ▪ a friendly likeable little boy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • likable — var. of LIKEABLE. * * * likable, likame see likeable, licham …   Useful english dictionary

  • likable — Synonyms and related words: acceptable, admirable, adorable, affable, agreeable, ambrosial, amiable, amicable, angelic, appetizing, attractive, blissful, caressable, charming, cheerful, compatible, complaisant, congenial, cordial, cuddlesome,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • likable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lovable, adorable, charming. See love. Ant., unlikable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. agreeable, amiable, attractive; see friendly 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. winning, agreeable, charming,… …   English dictionary for students

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