- worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
- excellent; first-rate.
Origin of admirable
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Examples from the Web for admirable
They are often characterized as benevolent and admirable; when we do the same, we are angry and unreasonable.The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting
Rawiya Kameir, Judnick Mayard
December 10, 2014
No matter how admirable or inspiring his message appears to be, it often hits you over the head like a blunt instrument.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion
November 14, 2014
Both ideas are admirable, and quite possibly necessary to save American democracy from the auction block.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface
November 12, 2014
An admirable priority this season would be to have Carol continue to evolve into—dare I even dream?‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Carol Is the Hero of the Zombie Apocalypse
October 13, 2014
But his long, awards-heavy career in music is hardly the most fascinating—or admirable—thing about him.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American
September 25, 2014
Shakespeare copies it word for word, only omitting with admirable art the first line.
It is Mary Fitton who has "wit and invention," and is "an admirable musician."
Like the Admirable Crichton, no art is to her unknown, no accomplishment by her neglected.The Bacillus of Beauty
If that were the case, it would an admirable example of an Irish bull!Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Betty, it must be owned, has an admirable memory on these occasions.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent
Word Origin and History for admirable
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."