Definition of lovable in English:


(also loveable)


  • Inspiring or deserving love or affection.

    ‘a naughty but lovable child’
    ‘he has a lovable, sweet personality’
    • ‘People who knew him, including his teachers, would describe him as a lovable, cheeky rogue.’
    • ‘He is a mixture of a genuine, loving and lovable personality, and a brilliant business mind.’
    • ‘I was frustrated by his actions, one moment sweet and loveable, the next cold and harsh.’
    • ‘A lovable rogue has been recognised for his bravery nearly 100 years after his death.’
    • ‘Before he could accept that someone else loved him, he had to believe that he was loveable himself.’
    • ‘Two lovable rogues are discussing a mutual acquaintance who has just been released from prison.’
    • ‘He could also have won many more major tournaments but his lifestyle was against it - he was a loveable rogue, though.’
    • ‘What do you do with a dog that is so utterly naughty, vile and sneaky but otherwise loveable and cuddly?’
    • ‘All children need love and praise to feel confident and loveable.’
    • ‘He is an extremely friendly, loveable dog, with a quiet nature.’
    • ‘She'd never seem him look as sweet and lovable as he did then.’
    • ‘I loved him from the moment I saw him because he was so cute, sweet and loveable.’
    • ‘From it, we emerge with an even greater respect and affection for the most loved and lovable poet of the last century.’
    • ‘This success was not, it has to be said, achieved through a loveable personality.’
    • ‘A loveable and lively child he was described as a friendly and chatty little boy who always had a smile on his face.’
    • ‘She came back to Hampshire to live with her father, a lovable rogue who taught her how to get the things she wanted from life.’
    • ‘This furry scrap of a creature was of course completely lovable and endearing, but only to people who like cats.’
    • ‘Christopher is compelling and loveable in his lack of guile, but I quickly found myself pitying him rather than seeing him as an equal.’
    • ‘Paul was such a loveable character - a one-off who loved working with and riding horses.’
    • ‘The family described Gary as the life and soul of the family and a loveable rogue.’
    adorable, dear, sweet, cute, charming, darling, lovely, likeable, attractive, delightful, captivating, enchanting, engaging, bewitching, pleasing, appealing, winsome, winning, fetching, taking, endearing, cherished
    affectionate, warm-hearted, cuddly
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