worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
- ad·mi·ra·ble·ness, ad·mi·ra·bil·i·ty, noun
- ad·mi·ra·bly, adverb
- su·per·ad·mi·ra·ble, adjective
- su·per·ad·mi·ra·ble·ness, noun
- su·per·ad·mi·ra·bly, adverb
- un·ad·mi·ra·ble, adjective
- un·ad·mi·ra·ble·ness, noun
- un·ad·mi·ra·bly, adverb
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How to use admirable in a sentence
While admirable when channeled appropriately, this tendency can—when run through poisonous political and racial filters—lead to toxic behaviors.The U.S. Military Needs to Fight Extremism in Its Own Ranks. Here's How | James Stavridis | February 5, 2021 | Time
When not drunk or tempted by the prospect of easy wealth, they can even be almost admirable.Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’ is not just an adventure tale, it’s a timely novel about politics and dissent | Michael Dirda | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s admirable to build up students, who are working hard and also struggling mightily.The Learning Curve: Even With Schools Closed, State of District ‘Unstoppable’ | Will Huntsberry | November 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
One of Barack’s most admirable qualities is that he is a doting husband to his wife Michelle and proud father to his two daughters Malia and Sasha.Barack Obama Explains How Presidency Briefly Took A Toll On His Marriage To Michelle Obama | Joe Colucci | November 12, 2020 | Essence.com
She’s hilarious in her bluntness, and admirable in her deep sense of justice and fairness.
Admirably, Cook makes clear he wants to use his power to challenge inequality and much worse still faced by LGBTs.
Lewinsky, no doubt admirably, rejected the idea of starring in that commercial.‘Clinton Inc.’ Author Dishes on Monica Lewinsky and the Blue Dress | Lloyd Grove | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Berry has never deployed her talents consistently during her career, but acquits herself quite admirably here.
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? | Nico Hines | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lohan proved admirably game considering the odd circumstances she was appearing under.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We had a large salle in the Hotel Bremen which was admirably proportioned, and a new grand piano from Berlin.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The tone is with few exceptions sweet in quality and seldom powerful, but admirably suited to the amateur.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
The campaign was notable for an exploit which admirably illustrates the secret of his success as a soldier.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
However, if you can forget that, the coils of an admirably woven intrigue will grip your attention and sympathy throughout.
This post admirably suited Grouchy, who was a horseman by nature and a cavalry soldier by instinct.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for admirable
deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent
- admirably, adverb
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