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lovable Line breaks: lov¦able
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvəb(ə)l/
(also loveable)

Definition of lovable in English:


Inspiring or deserving love or affection: a naughty but lovable child he has a lovable, sweet personality
More example sentences
  • She came back to Hampshire to live with her father, a lovable rogue who taught her how to get the things she wanted from life.
  • All children need love and praise to feel confident and loveable.
  • This success was not, it has to be said, achieved through a loveable personality.
affectionate, warm-hearted, cuddly;
Italian & Spanish simpatico;
French sympathique;
German sympatisch
informal adorbs
North American dated cunning


Pronunciation: /lʌvəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • I adored my quota of kittens, puppies, guinea pigs, hamsters and polecats, but infant pigs have extra loveability.
  • I'm interested to know if we're talking about influence or loveability here.
  • But some performers understand the true craft of acting; playing different people of different mettle, not just endlessly advancing stardom and lovability.
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvəb(ə)lənəs/
Example sentences
  • This love is dependant on the ‘loveableness’ of the object being loved.
  • I hope that confessing the loveableness of your offspring inspires neither your rage nor jealousy.
  • This is the other side of his lovableness, and here again we are on altogether firm historical ground.
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvəbli/
Example sentences
  • I adored the loveably flawed animal characters he created.
  • Behind the lovably telegenic pontiff was a medieval despot.
  • Justin strikes poses in silhouette behind the curtain, ending with a lovably cheesy two-thumbs-up gesture.
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