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lovable

[luhv-uh-buh l] /ˈlʌv ə bəl/
adjective
1.
of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing.
Also, loveable.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lovable, lufabille. See love, -able
Related forms
lovability, lovableness, noun
lovably, adverb
unlovable, adjective
unlovableness, noun
unlovably, adverb
Synonyms
dear, tender, warm, affectionate.
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Examples for lovable
  • 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

lovable

/ˈlʌvəbəl/
adjective
1.
attracting or deserving affection
Derived Forms
lovability, loveability, lovableness, loveableness, noun
lovably, loveably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lovable
adj.

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

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