He hated actually dealing with business matters, preferring to play the role of the likable artiste.
But you find something in them to make them likable and people you do want to spend more than five minutes with.
"I think Mitt's likable, but this isn't a personality contest," he says.
That left a set of likable and well-meaning opponents who were perceived from the get-go as also-rans.
Herman Cain is likable, but is that enough for him to grab the Republican nomination?
He was in such dead earnest and such a likable sort of a lad.
The girl was amusing enough, and, indeed, a most likable person at her best.
He will place you mentally in a situation where the likable qualities he has found in you might be employed to his satisfaction.
But he explained that and—and—well, he can be so nice and likable, that I forgave him.
For the rest he was a cheerful, likable fellow, aggressively honest and painfully conscientious.