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remarkable

[ri-mahr-kuh-buhl]
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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

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humdrummediocreundistinguishedunexceptionalaccustomedaveragecommoncommonplacecustomarycut-and-driedestablishedeverydayfamiliarformulaicfrequentgardengarden-varietygeneralhabitualindifferent

Examples from the Web for unremarkable

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  • 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

unremarkable

adjective
  1. not worthy of note or attention
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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 unremarkable

adj.

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

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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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