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  1. in demand; wanted


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= in demand, wanted, desirable, longed-for, coveted, enviable, to-die-for, like gold dust

Translations for 'sought-after'

  • British English: sought-after Something that is sought-after is in great demand, usually because it is rare or of very good quality. ADJECTIVEAn Olympic gold medal is the most sought-after prize in world sport.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desejado
  • Chinese: 受青睐的受青睐睞的
  • European Spanish: codiciado codiciada
  • French: convoité convoitée
  • German: begehrt
  • Italian: ambito ambita
  • Japanese: 需要の多い
  • Korean: 많은 사람들이 갖고 싶어 하는
  • Portuguese: desejado desejada
  • Spanish: codiciado codiciada

Example Sentences Including 'sought-after'

Any new tagging was removed within 24 hours, denying sought-after exposure.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
His unsuitability showed in his postings -- small towns in the south, not the sought-after cities of the Punjab or United Provinces.
Conybeare, Stephanie A Death in the Family
It has 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, has been superbly renovated and sits in a sought-after location.
Country Life (2004)
Just a few years ago, a job at Solectron was a much sought-after position, said Mr Doyle.
Irish Times (2002)
Kiessling wasn't the only successful businessman to have bought these most sought-after of parrots and to acknowledge the fact in public.
Tony Juniper SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
Probably the most sought-after species in the Thames then was barbel.
Independent (1999)
Recent developments have produced some excellent, sought-after strains.
Bloom, Adrian Winter Garden Glory
`He's one of the most respected and sought-after security advisers in Amsterdam.
MacNeill, Alistair Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'


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