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liveable

[liv-uh-buh l] /ˈlɪv ə bəl/
adjective
1.
Related forms
unliveable, adjective
unliveableness, noun

livable

or liveable

[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.
Origin of livable
1605-1615
1605-15; live1 + -able
Related forms
livableness, livability, noun
unlivable, adjective
unlivableness, noun
Synonyms
2. enjoyable, bearable, worthwhile.
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Examples from the Web for liveable
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  • It's whether one finds her soul's realm or not that a place is liveable or not.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • He could not see his life as liveable if it were to meet him at every turn.

    A Young Man's Year Anthony Hope
  • He pulled down three-quarters of a liveable house and began a large granite Castle, and inhabits the gore of the house.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • In every letter she had written lately she had assured him that life was not liveable in the summer term without a pony.

  • He provided them with plenty of food and clothing, and always saw to it that their cabins were liveable.

  • I never could like it as Mrs. Fulbert Underwood made it, but now it is so bright and fresh and liveable!

British Dictionary definitions for liveable

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 liveable

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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