desirableness

desirable

[dih-zahyuhr-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
worth having or wanting; pleasing, excellent, or fine: a desirable apartment.
2.
arousing desire or longing: a desirable man or woman.
3.
advisable; recommendable: a desirable law.
noun
4.
a person or thing that is desirable.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Old French. See desire, -able

desirability, desirableness, noun
desirably, adverb
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desirable (dɪˈzaɪərəbəl)
 
adj
1.  worthy of desire or recommendation: a desirable residence
2.  arousing desire, esp sexual desire; attractive
 
n
3.  a person or thing that is the object of desire
 
desira'bility
 
n
 
de'sirableness
 
n
 
de'sirably
 
adv

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desirable
late 14c., from Fr. désirable (12c.), from désirer (see desire).
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