Definition of Likable

1. Adjective. (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings. "The sympathetic characters in the play"

Exact synonyms: Appealing, Likeable, Sympathetic
Category relationships: Drama
Derivative terms: Appealingness, Like, Like
Antonyms: Unsympathetic



2. Adjective. Easy to like; agreeable. "An attractive and likable young man"
Exact synonyms: Likeable
Similar to: Liked
Derivative terms: Like, Like

Definition of Likable

1. a. Such as can be liked; such as to attract liking; as, a likable person.

Definition of Likable

1. Adjective. Capable of being liked. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a person) Having qualities tending to result in being liked; friendly, personable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Likable

1. pleasant [adj] - See also: pleasant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Likable

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ligule
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liguliflorous
liguloid
ligure
ligures
ligustrin
ligustrum
ligustrums
lii
liii
lik't
likabilities
likability
likable (current term)
likableness
likablenesses
likably
likasite
like
like-for-like
like-for-like sales
like-minded
like-mindedness
like a bat out of hell
like a bee in clover
like a bull in a china shop
like a cat in a strange garret
like a cat on a hot tin roof

Literary usage of Likable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recollections, Personal and Literary by Richard Henry Stoddard (1903)
"XVIII "THIS likable YOUNG POET" TO go back a little, there appeared in the columns of the New York Tribune, in 1859, two poems which attracted a great deal ..."

2. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"... we instinctively search through "his Dutch and Puritan ancestries to see where came in the strain that made this Yankee Frenchman of so likable a type. ..."

3. Modes and Morals by Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1920)
"Mr. Wells's men, when they are likable at all, are likable for some ... When the syndicate's men are likable, it is for sheer pity, because they are such ..."

4. Business English and Correspondence by Roy Davis, Clarence Hart Lingham (1921)
"For example, the thought of the first sentence may be expressed in any one of the following ways: An art worth studying for its own sake is being likable. ..."

5. Success in Business by William Ganson Rose (1913)
"A young man does deserve credit for being likable and for having a personality that attracts. He has worked and worked hard to build up such a personality, ..."

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