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estimable

[es-tuh-muh-buhl]
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  1. worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration.
  2. capable of being estimated.
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Origin of estimable

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin aestimābilis, equivalent to aestim(āre) to esteem + -ābilis -able
Related formses·ti·ma·ble·ness, nounes·ti·ma·bly, adverbnon·es·ti·ma·ble, adjectivenon·es·ti·ma·ble·ness, nounnon·es·ti·ma·bly, adverbun·es·ti·ma·ble, adjective

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estimable

adjective
  1. worthy of respect; deserving of admirationmy estimable companion
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Derived Formsestimableness, nounestimably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for estimable

adj.

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

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