Definition of likably in US English:


(also likeably)


  • See likable

    • ‘Luhning, in contrast, starts out as likably mild-mannered and awkward, so that the final frustrated explosion of his repressed feelings is unexpected and shocking.’
    • ‘The final piece starts with the clichéd scenario of a materially successful but spiritually unhappy male named Michael Wiley, played as likeably inept by Daniel McDonald.’
    • ‘However, it falters due to its desire to shoe-horn a palpably insincere message about love into the likeably silly plot.’
    • ‘Before I can recommend the games to anyone, and I do, I usually have to mention that it will test your threshold for the likably bizarre.’
    • ‘It really is helpful if they cast their leads as likeably as possible.’