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de·sir·a·ble / dəˈzī(ə)rəbəl/ • adj. wanted or wished for as being an attractive, useful, or necessary course of action: it is desirable to exercise some social control over technology. ∎  (of a person) arousing sexual desire: she had never looked more desirable.• n. a desirable person, thing, or quality.DERIVATIVES: de·sir·a·bil·i·ty / -ˌzī(ə)rəˈbilitē/·sir·a·ble·ness·sir·a·bly / -blē/ adv.