AskDefine | Define likable

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likable adj
1 (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the play" [syn: sympathetic, appealing, likeable] [ant: unsympathetic]
2 easy to like; agreeable; "an attractive and likable young man" [syn: likeable]

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Adjective

  1. Capable of being liked.
    I suppose he's likable; why shouldn't he be?
  2. In the context of "of a person": Having qualities tending to result in being liked; friendly, personable.
    She's a naturally likable person, with lots of friends.

Translations

Capable of being liked
Having qualities tending to result in being liked; friendly, personable

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