Livability



[liv-uh-buh l] /ˈlɪv ə bəl/

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