[ es-tuh-muh-buhl ]
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  1. worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration: What an estimable young woman; a renowned neurosurgeon at 26.

  2. capable of being estimated: The cost to society of drug addiction is hardly estimable.

Origin of estimable

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin aestimābilis, equivalent to aestim(āre) “to value, price, set the monetary value of” + -ābilis, an adjective suffix; see origin at esteem, -able

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Other words from estimable

  • es·ti·ma·ble·ness, noun
  • es·ti·ma·bly, adverb
  • non·es·ti·ma·ble, adjective
  • non·es·ti·ma·ble·ness, noun
  • non·es·ti·ma·bly, adverb
  • un·es·ti·ma·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for estimable


/ (ˈɛstɪməbəl) /

  1. worthy of respect; deserving of admiration: my estimable companion

Derived forms of estimable

  • estimableness, noun
  • estimably, adverb

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