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remarkable

[ri-mahr-kuh-buhl]
adjective
  1. notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change.
  2. worthy of notice or attention.
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Origin of remarkable

From the French word remarquable, dating back to 1595–1605. See remark, -able
Related formsre·mark·a·bil·i·ty, re·mark·a·ble·ness, nounre·mark·a·bly, adverbqua·si-re·mark·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-re·mark·a·bly, adverbun·re·mark·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·mark·a·bly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for remarkableness

Historical Examples of remarkableness

  • As I soon came to know, it was the latter—which, in such a woman, increased the remarkableness.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • He was enraged that anyone dared to despair instead of thinking admiringly about his remarkableness.

    The Forgotten Planet

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for remarkableness

remarkable

adjective
  1. worthy of note or attentiona remarkable achievement
  2. unusual, striking, or extraordinarya remarkable sight
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Derived Formsremarkableness or remarkability, nounremarkably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for remarkableness

remarkable

adj.

c.1600, from remark (v.) + -able, or from or based on French remarquable (16c.), from remarquer. "Observable, worthy of notice," hence "extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous." Related: Remarkably.

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