notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change.
worthy of notice or attention.

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 for remarkable

Antonyms for remarkable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unremarkable

Contemporary Examples of unremarkable

Historical Examples of unremarkable

  • These details, unremarkable in themselves, were charged with a peculiar intensity.

    Wild Oranges

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • The place is unremarkable for anything else, unless 32 it be the dirty and unpaved condition of its street.

  • My acquaintance with grave-diggers, considering its length, was unremarkable.

  • As compared with others of scenic celebrity, Yellowstone Lake is unremarkable.

    The Book of the National Parks

    Robert Sterling Yard

  • Augusta pretended to be equally cheerful; and Nan, though a little pale and silent, behaved quite in an unremarkable fashion.

British Dictionary definitions for unremarkable



not worthy of note or attention



worthy of note or attentiona remarkable achievement
unusual, striking, or extraordinarya remarkable sight
Derived Formsremarkableness or remarkability, nounremarkably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unremarkable

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + remarkable. Related: Unremarkably.



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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