Desirable vs Encouraged - What's the difference?

desirable | encouraged |


As an adjective desirable

is wanted.

As a verb encouraged is

(encourage).

desirable

English

Adjective

(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

    Antonyms

    * undesirable

    Noun

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

    encouraged

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (encourage)

  • encourage

    English

    Verb

    (encourag)
  • To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
  • I encouraged him during his race.
  • To spur on, strongly recommend.
  • We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
  • To foster, give help or patronage
  • ''The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l)

    Antonyms

    * discourage

    Derived terms

    * encouragement * encouraging * encouragingly