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desirable

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzaɪrəbəl; dɪˈzaɪərəbəl/

Translation of desirable in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [property/location] atractivo desirable residence for sale se vende residencia de alto standing or de gran categoría 1.2 (sexually) [woman/man] atractivo, deseable, apetecible
    Example sentences
    • Roman writers often accused women of wanting to employ a wet nurse only for the sake of maintaining a sexually desirable figure.
    • The film's most desirable character uses sex purely to manipulate people and her eyes seem more dead than enticing.
    • It features a model with a modest acting resume, and makes her the most desirable woman to have graced the screen in recent years.
    1.3 (advisable, worthwhile) [outcome] deseable, conveniente; [option] conveniente, aconsejable it is most desirable that you should attend [formal] sería muy conveniente que asistiese teaching experience is desirable se valorará experiencia docente
    Example sentences
    • There is, today, a general recognition that price stability is highly desirable from an economic standpoint.
    • Other factors, such as the enhanced capital gains exemption and liability concerns, also make incorporation highly desirable.
    • An experimental verification of the predictions of the theory would be highly desirable.

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