Is there any alternative single word for the phrase "in demand"?

Because I couldn't find the word demandable as an adjective in any dictionary. The word demanding means strenuous.

For example:

This car is demandable (incorrect, "demandable" doesnt exist)

This car is in demand (correct)


A demandable car (incorrect, "demandable" doesnt exist)

A car in demand (correct)

  • Something that is in demand is not demanding, it is demanded. Another option is popular. Please tell us how you want to use the word you are looking for (and I am also interested why you cannot use in demand... it's not that long?)
    – oerkelens
    Aug 18, 2014 at 7:29
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    Please edit you question with this information, so people don't have to go through the comments to find it :)
    – oerkelens
    Aug 18, 2014 at 8:07

1 Answer 1


Try 1) sought-after, 2) (much-)desired and 3) coveted.

1) Sought-after (adjective)
that is in demand; desirable: a sought-after speaker.

(Link and definition from dictionary.reference.com)

2) Desired (adjective)
wished for ⇒ You may find that just threatening this course of action will produce the desired effect. ⇒ His warnings have provoked the desired response. ⇒ The plan failed to achieve the desired result.

(Link and definition from collinsdictionary.com)

3) Covet (verb)
2. to wish for, especially eagerly:
He won the prize they all coveted.

(Link and definition from dictionary.reference.com)

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