- worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
- excellent; first-rate.
Origin of admirable
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Examples from the Web for admirably
Admirably, Cook makes clear he wants to use his power to challenge inequality and much worse still faced by LGBTs.Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough
October 30, 2014
With an admirably straight face, Fry explained that he had fallen and “rectally ingested a lightbulb.”Monty Python Forgot Their Lines on Opening Night, but Who Cares?
July 2, 2014
Their slickly-produced, 25-minute YouTube video explaining this is difficult viewing, but admirably rigorous theology.Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays
March 20, 2014
Mulligan and Timberlake may be stars, but the Coens leave them admirably unbuffed.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
Hitchens is admirably honest about the cost his prescription entails.Paleocons for Putin
January 13, 2014
I bought 'em cheap, at a sale the other day, and they'll come in admirably.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
This ladder would do admirably, unless the workmen had taken it away.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
How admirably you expressed to him all that has been boiling in my own heart so long!
His feet were large, his hands plump and over-broad, but admirably cared for.
The work is admirably printed, and does credit to the publishers.
- deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent
Word Origin and History for admirably
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."