desirability

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[ US /dɪˌzaɪɹəˈbɪɫɪti/ ]
[ UK /dɪzˌa‍ɪ‍əɹəbˈɪlɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. the quality of being worthy of desiring
  2. attractiveness to the opposite sex
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How To Use desirability In A Sentence

  • The misjudgment of her desirability fixes the lover in meditation on her mental image. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath
  • There can be no doubt that BMW has cornered the saloon market, in terms of sheer desirability.
  • These preliminary results suggest the desirability of looking beyond the female labour market for an adequate characterization of economic influences on fertility.
  • As noted elsewhere in the blogosphere, the enhanced economic value delivered by residents and businesses who pioneered the area and created a viable community that forms the basis for the desirability of the underlying land in the first place is reduced to a preferentially and not adversarially assigned value. Has the Court "erased the Public Use Clause from our Constitution"?
  • Value value val-yü n. 1: the desirability of something, in respect to usefulness and/or exchangeability 2: worth or importance Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010–2011
  • No questioning of the validity or desirability of the task can be permitted to intervene in the process.
  • Independent man now wants a clingy woman to endorse his manliness and confirm his desirability in front of his mates.
  • When desirability scores for the three trout are set to .40, the correlation between typicality and desirability goes up to .86.
  • Alan Wolfe has an interesting essay on liberal hawks (via Jon Chait) that I think winds up going a bit awry by running together humanitarian arguments about the desirability of military intervention in particular (whether or not the arguer wanted to invade Iraq), with national security arguments about the desirability of invading Iraq that were offered by liberals (whether or not the arguer was making any distinctively “liberal” appeals). Matthew Yglesias » Alan Wolfe on Liberal Hawks
  • The desirability of living in the countryside has pushed rural house prices way beyond the reach of many agricultural workers, he says.
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