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[luhv-uh-buh l] /ˈlʌv ə bəl/
of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing.
Also, loveable.
Origin of lovable
1300-50; Middle English lovable, lufabille. See love, -able
Related forms
lovability, lovableness, noun
lovably, adverb
unlovable, adjective
unlovableness, noun
unlovably, adverb
dear, tender, warm, affectionate. Unabridged
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  • Secondly, in a lovable simplemindedness, velocity vectors do not simply add up at relativistic velocities.
  • Tardigrades would survive too, and they sure are a lot more lovable.
  • And all the time she was getting more beautiful and more lovable.
  • Can you please help me and give me an idea on what this lovable pup is thinking before the problem gets out of hands.
  • And as socially awkward as the scientist characters are, they are also portrayed as lovable and warm people at heart.
  • Then, there's no need to stamp out industry or put down lovable canines.
  • Wind and solar energy are politically lovable, but they have some ugly baggage.
  • What makes kids so lovable is the tension between their helplessness and their drive to deny it.
  • Sonny, who comprises the book's center, is impossibly lovable.
  • The superstar that will really make waves in conservation isn't any of the aforementioned lovable cuddly ocean dwellers.
British Dictionary definitions for lovable


attracting or deserving affection
Derived Forms
lovability, loveability, lovableness, loveableness, noun
lovably, loveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lovable

also loveable, mid-14c., from love (v.) + -able. Related: Lovably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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