desirable

If something is desirable it is worthy, so many people might want it. If you're hoping for one of the most desirable roles in a play, you have to have an excellent audition.

Popular. Attractive. In demand. Sought-after. All of these describe things that are desirable. After all, it has at its base the word desire, which describes wanting. The root of desirable is the Latin word desiderare, which means "long for, wish for, demand, or expect." It may have originated from the phrase de sidere, "from the stars."

Definitions of desirable
  1. adjective
    worth having or seeking or achieving
    “a desirable job”
    “computer with many desirable features”
    “a desirable outcome”
    Synonyms:
    coveted, desired, in demand, sought after
    greatly desired
    delectable, sexually attractive
    capable of arousing desire
    enviable
    causing envy
    plummy
    very desirable
    preferable, preferred
    more desirable than another
    lovable, loveable
    having characteristics that attract love or affection
    wanted
    desired or wished for or sought
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    Antonyms:
    undesirable, unwanted
    not wanted
    unenviable
    so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy
    hateful
    evoking or deserving hatred
    unwanted
    not wanted; not needed
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  2. adjective
    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    synonyms: suitable, worthy
    eligible
    qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
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