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Syllabification: lik·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈlīkəb(ə)l
(also likeable)

Definition of likable in English:


(Especially of a person) pleasant, friendly, and easy to like.
Example sentences
  • Often times I have noted that it is very popular and likeable people that die young.
  • A friendly and likeable fellow, Ritchie has all the people skills needed to keep the show on the road.
  • His theology is fairly sound, and he is a very pleasant and likeable person.



Pronunciation: /ˌlīkəˈbilətē/
Example sentences
  • Most voters have a complicated range of reasons why they vote the way they do, from tribal identity to personal likeability and reasoned discussion of the issues is way down the list.
  • He was pretty lame early on when he tried to establish his personal likeability.
  • But presidents-as all leaders-must be judged by history not on the basis of their personal likeability, but by the real-world effects of their policies.


Example sentences
  • He's got a terse dry wit which, erm, some might say skirts very closely to the fringes of arrogance - phew, I said it - but for me it only adds to his gruff likeableness.
  • Polivka is able to sustain the likeableness of Josef in scenes that threaten, mock, and humiliate him.
  • Moreover, their congregations seemed to desire likeableness in their pastors-not challenging and prophetic preaching, or any other gift or skill nurtured within seminary walls.


Example sentences
  • The final piece starts with the clichéd scenario of a materially successful but spiritually unhappy male named Michael Wiley, played as likeably inept by Daniel McDonald.
  • Luhning, in contrast, starts out as likably mild-mannered and awkward, so that the final frustrated explosion of his repressed feelings is unexpected and shocking.
  • However, it falters due to its desire to shoe-horn a palpably insincere message about love into the likeably silly plot.

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