likable likable  /ˈlaɪ kə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
  2. (adj) easy to like; agreeable

Usage(s):

  1. In one America, she's smart, committed, likable, with strong values and empathy for people like them, and in the other she's an ambitious, callous appeaser.
  2. Maybe their people were doofuses, but they were also the always likable victims of their own klutziness.
  3. But more than that, he transmits a message that transcends every language: the future can be likable, the present is redeemable, and you can be happy even if you're blue.

News

  1. Lincoln was a Great Manager Because He was an Overly Likable Boss

    Richard Wanderer, author of The Holiday Party (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover), commented today on The Drucker Exchange's recent blog post concerning "The Overly Likable Boss" as being a detriment to a manager. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10820244.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Brian Dawkins: Patriots are Tim Tebow's last chance

    Though the intense media attention and fervent fan base will follow Tebow now to New England, Dawkins said Patriots players will soon meet a likable new teammate.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: First Coast News

  3. Bears release Evan Rodriguez after second arrest

    Fullback-tight end Evan Rodriguez is out with the Bears after his second arrest of the off-seasonless than two weeks ago. The 2012 fourth-round draft pick caught 4 passes for 21 yards last season but was arrested in Chicago for DUI at the end of May. Veteran fullback Tony Fiammetta was signed as a potential replacement. "Evan is a very likable guy," Bears GM Phil Emery said. "We have talked. I'm ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

Quotes

  1. Robertson said Thursday that Sharon was "a very likable person, and I am sad to see him in this condition."
    on Jan 5, 2006 By: Pat Robertson Source: CNN International

  2. "I can't be objective because I don't know his feelings, his interest in politics, but Ryan Seacrest...... he is curious, he is interesting, he is likable," Larry King said. "If he has a great interest in politics, I would recommend him."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Larry King Source: Sports-Odds.com

  3. Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges co-star in the tale based on the Marvel Comics hero, a man with a subversive sense of humor who starts off as "not the most likable fellow," said director Jon Favreau.
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Jon Favreau Source: Urbana Daily Citizen

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