admirable

[ ad-mer-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈæd mər ə bəl /
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adjective

worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
excellent; first-rate.

Nearby words

  1. administrative leave,
  2. administrative segregation,
  3. administrative-law judge,
  4. administrator,
  5. administratrix,
  6. admirable bolete,
  7. admirable crichton, the,
  8. admirably,
  9. admiral,
  10. admiral of the fleet

Origin of admirable

From the Latin word admīrābilis, dating back to 1590–1600. See admire, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for admirability

admirable

/ (ˈædmərəbəl) /

adjective

deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent
Derived Formsadmirably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for admirability

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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