As I soon came to know, it was the latter—which, in such a woman, increased the remarkableness.
He was enraged that anyone dared to despair instead of thinking admiringly about his remarkableness.
c.1600, from remark (v.) + -able, or from or based on French remarquable (16c.), from remarquer. "Observable, worthy of notice," hence "extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous." Related: Remarkably.