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[lahy-kuh-buh l] /ˈlaɪ kə bəl/
readily or easily liked; pleasing:
a likable young man.
Origin of likable
1720-30; like2 + -able
Related forms
likableness, likability, likeableness, likeability, noun
unlikable, unlikeable, adjective
unlikableness, unlikeableness, noun
unlikably, unlikeably, adverb
genial, attractive, winsome, engaging. Unabridged
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  • He was in such dead earnest and such a likable sort of a lad.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The girl was amusing enough, and, indeed, a most likable person at her best.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • He will place you mentally in a situation where the likable qualities he has found in you might be employed to his satisfaction.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
  • But he explained that and—and—well, he can be so nice and likable, that I forgave him.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • For the rest he was a cheerful, likable fellow, aggressively honest and painfully conscientious.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for likable


easy to like; pleasing
Derived Forms
likability, likeability, likableness, likeableness, noun
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