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Obligatory vs Desirable - What's the difference?

obligatory | desirable |

As adjectives the difference between obligatory and desirable

is that obligatory is imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding while desirable is wanted.




(en adjective)
  • Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding.
  • an obligatory promise
  • * Richard Baxter
  • if he speak the words of an oath in a strange language, thinking they signify something else, or if he spake in his sleep, or deliration, or distraction, it is no oath, and so not obligatory .
  • Requiring a matter or obligation.
  • Antonyms

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    (en adjective)
  • Suitable]], worthy to be [[desire#Verb, desired.
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get


    * undesirable


    (en noun)
  • A thing that people want; something that is desirable.
  • There are plenty of desirables on display in the window.