likable etymology

English word likable comes from English like, English -able

Detailed word origin of likable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
like English (eng) (colloquial) As, the way.. As if; as though. (golf) The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.. (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort. (Liverpool, Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement. (colloquial) A mild intensifier.. (colloquial) indicating [...]
-able English (eng) Able to be done; fit to be done.. An adjectival suffix; forms adjectives meaning:. Due to be.. Giving, or inclined to.. Relevant to or suitable to, in accordance with.. Subject to.
likable English (eng) (of a person) Having qualities tending to result in being liked; friendly, personable.. Capable of being liked.

Words with the same origin as likable

Descendants of like
Descendants of -able
accountable available dependable disposable enjoyable fashionable lovable predictable regrettable remarkable valuable