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admirable

[ad-mer-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
  2. excellent; first-rate.
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Origin of admirable

From the Latin word admīrābilis, dating back to 1590–1600. See admire, -able
Related formsad·mi·ra·ble·ness, ad·mi·ra·bil·i·ty, nounad·mi·ra·bly, adverbsu·per·ad·mi·ra·ble, adjectivesu·per·ad·mi·ra·ble·ness, nounsu·per·ad·mi·ra·bly, adverbun·ad·mi·ra·ble, adjectiveun·ad·mi·ra·ble·ness, nounun·ad·mi·ra·bly, adverb

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1. estimable, praiseworthy.

Antonyms

1. unworthy; disreputable; reprehensible.
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admirable

adjective
  1. deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent
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Derived Formsadmirably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for admirably

adv.

1590s, from admirable + -ly (2).

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admirable

adj.

mid-15c., "worthy of admiration," from Middle French admirable (Old French amirable), from Latin admirabilis "admirable, wonderful," from admirari "to admire" (see admiration). In early years it also carried a stronger sense of "awe-inspiring."

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