livableness

livable

[liv-uh-buhl]
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:
1605–15; live1 + -able

livableness, livability, noun
unlivable, adjective
unlivableness, noun


2. enjoyable, bearable, worthwhile.
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livable or liveable (ˈlɪvəbəl)
 
adj
1.  (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
2.  worth living; tolerable
3.  (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)
 
liveable or liveable
 
adj
 
'livableness or liveable
 
n
 
'liveableness or liveable
 
n
 
liva'bility or liveable
 
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livea'bility or liveable
 
n

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livable
also liveable, "suitable for living in," 1814, first attested in "Mansfield Park," from live (v.) + -able.
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