From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdesirablede‧sir‧a‧ble /dɪˈzaɪərəbəl $ -ˈzaɪr-/ ●●○ adjective 1 formalUSEFULGOOD POINT OR CHARACTERISTIC 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 SEXY literary sexually attractive a desirable young woman —desirably adverb —desirability /dɪˌzaɪrəˈbɪləti $ -ˌzaɪr-/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpusdesirable• No international solutions with mud are possible, or indeed desirable.• Flats with shared front entrances are not particularly desirable either, even if they do have entry phones fitted.• In sheer bulk of biomass, organisms without brains or even without central nervous systems far outnumber those possessing these desirable features.• Although it is desirable for the clearinghouses to be able to distribute or lend material, it is not essential.• Oak Hills is one of the area's most desirable neighborhoods.• This latter proposition is not ideal as the more rampant plants will crowd out the less vigorous and often more desirable subjects.• Ray was still in good shape and far more desirable than most men his age.• It is neither socially nor economically desirable that convicted employees should generally be dismissed.• Sometimes it is necessary and desirable to leave hand-drawn and handwritten input as it is.• O.K. This is the desirable weight range for your health.highly desirable• Only 28 percent rated a video on-demand service as highly desirable.• I regard that form of protection as highly desirable and an important part of our proposals.• Ellman's goal is highly desirable , but unfortunately not realistic.• Pure white cotton is, however, highly desirable for the evening.• In general most of these clauses are not highly desirable in short form standard conditions.• Moreover, the news audience is a highly desirable one.• Other authorities have held back before embarking on such highly desirable projects because of that uncertainty in the law.• Now it has just been seen that the laws of physics are efficiently ordered so as to produce highly desirable states.• It is highly desirable that from every product in regular production, samples be withdrawn periodically and put on long-term stability test.