estimable

[ es-tuh-muh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛs tə mə bəl /

adjective

worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration.
capable of being estimated.

Nearby words

  1. estheticize,
  2. esthetics,
  3. esthonia,
  4. esthonian,
  5. estienne,
  6. estimate,
  7. estimation,
  8. estimative,
  9. estimator,
  10. estipulate

Origin of estimable

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin aestimābilis, equivalent to aestim(āre) to esteem + -ābilis -able

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British Dictionary definitions for estimable

estimable

/ (ˈɛstɪməbəl) /

adjective

worthy of respect; deserving of admirationmy estimable companion
Derived Formsestimableness, nounestimably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for estimable

estimable

adj.

mid-15c., from Old French estimable and directly from Latin aestimabilis "valuable, estimable," from aestimare (see esteem (v.)).

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