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remarkable

[ri-mahr-kuh-buh l]
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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

Synonyms

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2. notable, noteworthy, striking, extraordinary, wonderful, unusual, singular, uncommon.

Antonyms

1, 2. common, ordinary.
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  • The scenes that followed were remarkably impressive and unparalleled.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • My mother said, 'What a remarkably agreeable young man he is!

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • She was remarkably beautiful, and that was their whole romance, their joy, and their misfortune.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • It struck him then that Eleanor was a remarkably punctual girl.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Her spirits are remarkably high—not an uncommon effect of laudanum.


British Dictionary definitions for remarkably

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 remarkably

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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