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Sell also: suitable, worthy

Definitions and meanings of word "desirable"

• Adj: worth having or seeking or achieving; examples: "a desirable job", "computer with many desirable features", "a desirable outcome"

• Adj: worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; example: "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

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John Stuart Mill
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English Philosopher
Tuesday 20 May 1806 - Thursday 8 May 1873
Alfred Marshall
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English Economist
Tuesday 26 July 1842 - Sunday 13 July 1924
Henry David Thoreau
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American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Shirin Ebadi
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Iranian Activist, Lawyer, Judge
Born Saturday 21 June 1947
Frank Gaffney
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American Writer
Born Sunday 5 April 1953
G. Stanley Hall
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American Psychologist, Educator
Thursday 1 February 1844 - Thursday 24 April 1924
James Gadsden
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American Politician, Businessman, Soldier, Diplomat
Thursday 15 May 1788 - Saturday 25 December 1858
Donna Karan
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American Designer
Born Saturday 2 October 1948
Maureen O'Hara
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Irish Actress, Director
Tuesday 17 August 1920 - Saturday 24 October 2015
Talcott Parsons
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American Sociologist
Saturday 13 December 1902 - Tuesday 8 May 1979
Natalie Portman
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American Actress
Born Tuesday 9 June 1981
Herman Kahn
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American Scientist
Wednesday 15 February 1922 - Thursday 7 July 1983

All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.

John Stuart Mill

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All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.

John Stuart Mill

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The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain countries, the conditions are much better and in others much worse.

John Stuart Mill

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The reclamation scheme is both feasible and desirable.

John Stuart Mill

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The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights.

John Stuart Mill

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Abundance and vigor of automatic movements are desirable, and even a considerable degree of restlessness is a good sign in young children.

John Stuart Mill

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Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.

John Stuart Mill

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There never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.

John Stuart Mill

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There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business: Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.

John Stuart Mill

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Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible.

John Stuart Mill

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When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.

John Stuart Mill

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Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one in which any reasonably responsible person willing to accept available employment can find a job paying a living wage within 48 hours.

John Stuart Mill

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Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.

John Stuart Mill

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Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.

John Stuart Mill

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It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.

John Stuart Mill

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Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly.

John Stuart Mill

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Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.

John Stuart Mill

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The designated driver program, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, drop them off at the wrong house.

John Stuart Mill

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Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.

John Stuart Mill

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I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

John Stuart Mill

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