- worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration.
- capable of being estimated.
Origin of estimable
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Examples from the Web for estimable
Now the estimable Cook Report has moved the race from Lean Republican to a Toss-Up.Mark Sanford Ditched by NRCC, but Counting Him Out Would Be Unwise
April 18, 2013
To save himself, Nixon nominated the estimable Elliot Richardson to be his new attorney general.How Kennedy Brought Down Nixon
September 13, 2009
The very best sort; a most estimable fellow,—one of a thousand.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Besides, the majority of the clergy were most estimable men.The Fat and the Thin
He was a man of my own class; a gentleman of pleasant ways, amiable, estimable, and able.Scaramouche
Have you not, father, said in the past that he was an estimable young man?Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Charles Carleton Coffin
She was a most kind, estimable woman, and he admired her for her noble character.Jolly Sally Pendleton
Laura Jean Libbey
- worthy of respect; deserving of admirationmy estimable companion
Word Origin and History for estimable
mid-15c., from Old French estimable and directly from Latin aestimabilis "valuable, estimable," from aestimare (see esteem (v.)).