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livable

[liv-uh-buh l] /ˈlɪv ə bəl/
adjective
1.
suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable:
It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.
2.
worth living; endurable:
She needed something to make life more livable.
3.
that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with):
polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.
Also, liveable.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; live1 + -able
Related forms
livableness, livability, noun
unlivable, adjective
unlivableness, noun
Synonyms
2. enjoyable, bearable, worthwhile.
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British Dictionary definitions for livableness

livable

/ˈlɪvəbəl/
adjective
1.
(of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
2.
worth living; tolerable
3.
(foll by with) pleasant to live (with)
Derived Forms
livableness, liveableness, livability, liveability, noun
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Word Origin and History for livableness

livable

adj.

also liveable, 1610s, "likely to survive," from live (v.) + -able. Meaning "conducive to living" is from 1660s; sense of "suitable for living in" is from 1814 ("Mansfield Park"). Meaning "endurable" is from 1841.

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