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1‘hospitals are often sited in very desirable locations’
attractive, sought-after, in demand, popular, looked-for, longed-for, desired
eligible, appealing, agreeable, pleasant
valuable, good, excellent
informal to die for
2‘it is desirable that they should meet and get to know each other’
advantageous, advisable, wise, sensible, prudent, recommendable
helpful, useful, beneficial, worthwhile, profitable, preferable, expedient, in everyone's interests
3‘you're a very desirable woman’
sexually attractive, attractive, beautiful, pretty, handsome, appealing
seductive, alluring, enchanting, engaging, erotic, fetching, fascinating, beguiling, captivating, bewitching, irresistible
informal sexy, hot, beddable
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