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estimable

[ es-tuh-muh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛs tə mə bəl /
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adjective
worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration: What an estimable young woman; a renowned neurosurgeon at 26.
capable of being estimated: The cost to society of drug addiction is hardly estimable.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for estimable

estimable
/ (ˈɛstɪməbəl) /

adjective
worthy of respect; deserving of admirationmy estimable companion

Derived forms of estimable

estimableness, nounestimably, adverb
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