desirability desirability  /dɪ ˌzaɪ rə ˈbɪ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being worthy of desiring
  2. (n) attractiveness to the opposite sex

Usage(s):

  1. And when they venerate physical desirability in young women without explaining how to use it responsibly.
  2. From long and straight to short and kinky and, of course, good and bad these terms become shorthand for desirability, worthiness and even worldview.
  3. People shop for the most desirable person who will accept them, and that is why most marriages pair a bride and a groom of roughly equal desirability.

News

  • Vogel-Wetmore School gets award for animal adoption PSA

    TORRINGTON >> Vogel-Wetmore School was presented with a $1,000 educational grant on June 18 for its third place win in the third annual Mutt-i-grees “America Adopts” PSA Contest. The contest is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the availability and desirability of shelter pets. Students from across the country submit creative PSAs encouraging adoption from local shelters or animal ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Register Citizen

Quotes

  1. In a 1995 book review, Kagan argued in favor of "the essential rightness-the legitimacy and the desirability-of exploring a Supreme Court nominee's set of constitutional views and commitments."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Heritage.org

  2. "One of the things we talked about was the desirability of trying to surge as many forces as we can prior to the elections to try to provide a secure environment for the election in Afghanistan," Gates said.
    on Nov 21, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: EasyBourse.com

  3. "My attempt would be to impress upon the Pakistan foreign minister the desirability of taking action against the brains behind the Mumbai attack," Krishna said.
    on Sep 19, 2009 By: SM Krishna Source: Aljazeera.net

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