[ ad-mer-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈæd mər ə bəl /
worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
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Origin of admirable
ad·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, noun
su·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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/ (ˈædmərəbəl) /
deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper