livable or live·a·ble [liv-uh-buhl] SynonymsWord Origin adjective

  1. suitable for living in; habitable; comfortable: It took a lot of work to make the old house livable.
  2. worth living; endurable: She needed something to make life more livable.
  3. that can be lived with; companionable (often used in combination with with): polite and charming but not altogether livable-with.

Origin of livable First recorded in 1605–15; live1 + -able Related formsliv·a·ble·ness, liv·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·liv·a·ble, adjectiveun·liv·a·ble·ness, nounSynonyms for livable 2. enjoyable, bearable, worthwhile. British Dictionary definitions for livability livable liveable adjective

  1. (of a room, house, etc) suitable for living in
  2. worth living; tolerable
  3. (foll by with) pleasant to live (with)

Derived Formslivableness, liveableness, livability or liveability, noun Word Origin and History for livability livable adj.

also liveable, 1610s, “likely to survive,” from live (v.) + -able. Meaning “conducive to living” is from 1660s; sense of “suitable for living in” is from 1814 (“Mansfield Park”). Meaning “endurable” is from 1841.

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