Lovable

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 lovable — is the preferred spelling, not loveable …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 lovable — adjective friendly and attractive: a lovable kitten | not a very lovable child …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 lovable — lov|a|ble loveable [ˈlʌvəbəl] adj friendly and attractive ▪ a sweet lovable child …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 lovable — lov|a|ble [ lʌvəbl ] adjective attractive and easy to like: How could anyone abandon such a lovable little kitten? …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 lovable — adjective lovable baby gorillas Syn: adorable, dear, sweet, cute, charming, darling, lovely, likable, delightful, captivating, enchanting, engaging, bewitching, pleasing, appealing, winsome, winning, fetching, endeari …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 lovable — UK [ˈlʌvəb(ə)l] / US adjective attractive and easy to like How could anyone abandon such a lovable little kitten? …

    English dictionary

  • 15 lovable — also loveable adjective Date: 14th century having qualities that attract affection • lovability noun • lovableness noun • lovably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 lovable — Synonyms and related words: acceptable, admirable, adorable, affectionate, agreeable, alluring, angelic, appealing, appetizing, attractive, bewitching, captivating, caressable, charming, cherished, cuddlesome, cuddly, cute, darling, dear,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 lovable — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. adorable, winning, winsome, lovely; see friendly 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. endearing, adorable, sweet, dear, warmhearted, winning, amiable, cute, cuddly, lovely, likable, charming, angelic. ANT.: repugnant,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 lovable — lov·a·ble || lÊŒvÉ™bl adj. adorable, likable, endearing, sweet, easy to love …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 lovable — (also loveable) adjective inspiring love or affection. Derivatives lovability noun lovableness noun lovably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 lovable — a. Amiable, sweet, winning …

    New dictionary of synonyms