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[en-joi-uh-buh l] /ɛnˈdʒɔɪ ə bəl/
giving or capable of giving joy or pleasure:
a very enjoyable film.
Origin of enjoyable
1635-45; enjoy + -able
Related forms
enjoyableness, noun
enjoyably, adverb
preenjoyable, adjective
unenjoyable, adjective
unenjoyableness, noun
unenjoyably, adverb
pleasant, agreeable, delightful, satisfying.
boring, unpleasant; hateful, detestable, loathsome. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for enjoyable
  • At room temperature, the mead was tolerable, but not enjoyable.
  • We never really talk or ask about the enjoyable side of it.
  • What an enjoyable article, it was great fun to visit these old saloons vicariously.
  • These areas, which are also lively during the day, offer the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable evening.
  • The contact with the monkeys is really special and enjoyable.
  • My choice is to have a more enjoyable and modest lifestyle for myself.
  • Except for jumping any fence put up, he is a well-behaved and enjoyable dog.
  • Our grandparents rode the rails, but actually talked to their fellow commuters or read the paper which can be enjoyable too.
  • It's something that's enjoyable, and you're creating something that other people can benefit from.
  • The other might choose to teach high school instead, giving up fortune for a job he or she feels is more rewarding or enjoyable.
Word Origin and History for enjoyable

1640s, "capable of being enjoyed," from enjoy + -able. Meaning "affording pleasure" is from 1744. Related: Enjoyably; enjoyableness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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