desirable desirable  /dɪ ˈzaɪ rə bəl/


  1. (adj) worth having or seeking or achieving
  2. (adj) worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse


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  1. Something kawaii is infinitely desirable, something to make a young girl's life complete.
  2. If the person dialing one of the numbers turns out to be a less than desirable caller, poof! the number disappears with a few keystrokes.
  3. Many islands that were once considered uninhabitable wildernesses have become desirable properties.


  1. Pair of Back Bay parking spaces goes for $560,000

    A pair of highly desirable parking spaces in the Back Bay fetched a whopping $560,000 today after a bidding war between two Commonwealth Avenue neighbors. Amy Blumenthal was the winning bidder at the Internal Revenue Service’s auction of the tandem spaces — one long space for two cars — in back of 298 Commonwealth Ave., according to IRS spokeswoman Peggy Riley. Blumenthal owns the home next to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Goats cleaning up at Nahant Marsh

    Staffers at Davenport's Nahant Marsh have tried all kinds of ways to get rid of invasive plants that crowd out desirable native varieties. They've mowed, pulled, cut and treated stumps with chemicals.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Quad-City Times

  3. Toucher & Rich: Know Your Armpits Of America

    There are places on this planet that are less desirable, according to the local news, and some are even in this country. Places where crazy or weird news stories seem to be the norm. So Toucher & Rich are doing their due diligence to warn you about these “Armpits of America.” Rich will give a short description of a real news story, and it’s your job to guess where the story came from.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Boston


  1. "The possibility of Australian and Fijian troops firing on each other in the streets of Suva was not a prospect that I for a moment thought desirable," Howard told a news conference in Canberra.
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "In just seven short years, Oxygen has become the crown jewel of independent networks," said Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive of NBC Universal. "It's a terrific property with a clear mission, strong brand, and desirable audience."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Jeff Zucker Source:

  3. Friedman said that "a set of social institutions that stresses individual responsibility, that treats the individual ...... as responsible for and to himself, will lead to a higher and more desirable moral climate."
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Milton Friedman Source: Forbes

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