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desirable

adjective
     
de‧sir‧a‧ble
1 formal something that is desirable is worth having or doing:
The ability to speak a foreign language is highly desirable.
a desirable neighborhood
It is desirable that you should have some familiarity with computers.
It is desirable to keep the cost as low as possible.
2 literary sexually attractive:
a desirable young woman
desirably adverb
desirability noun [uncountable]

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