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lovable

Someone lovable is very easy to love. Kittens and puppies, cute fictional characters, and sweet-faced stuffed animals all tend to be lovable. Clowns? Not so much.

People who are kind and generous to others are also lovable, because they deserve love in return for giving it to others. The adjective lovable comes from love, which has the Old English root lufu, "love, affection, or friendliness."

Definitions of lovable
  1. adjective
    having characteristics that attract love or affection
    “a mischievous but lovable child”
    synonyms: loveable
    desirable
    worth having or seeking or achieving
    amicable
    characterized by friendship and good will
    adorable, endearing, lovely
    lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
    angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet
    having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cuddlesome, cuddly
    inviting cuddling or hugging
    loving
    feeling or showing love and affection
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    Antonyms:
    hateful
    evoking or deserving hatred
    undesirable, unwanted
    not wanted
    hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
    abominable, detestable, execrable, odious
    unequivocally detestable
    unlovable
    incapable of inspiring love or affection
    offensive
    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
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