[ US /dɪˈzaɪɝəbəɫ, dɪˈzaɪɹəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dɪzˈa‍ɪ‍əɹəbə‍l/ ]
  1. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    the parents found the girl suitable for their son
  2. worth having or seeking or achieving
    computer with many desirable features
    a desirable job
    a desirable outcome
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How To Use desirable In A Sentence

  • So, what makes a map desirable? Times, Sunday Times
  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
  • It's not possible or desirable to build enough roads for free-flowing traffic. Times, Sunday Times
  • He will mention the relevant laws that fence out undesirable immigrants.
  • My desire for a desirable house will come true in the near future.
  • From being an overlooked, conservative fail-safe, it's shot up near the top of the list of summer desirables.
  • Some of these genetic adaptations may be less desirable today. Times, Sunday Times
  • I have already mentioned why a white coat might have been a desirable characteristic.
  • Because the loquat, or Japanese plum, is symmetrical and has a dense, evergreen crown, it is desirable in the home landscape.
  • While the difficulty of this work makes specialization in agency organization most desirable, in this complex and uncertain world we learn more by being uncertain. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice
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