Etymology
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admirable (adj.)

mid-15c., "worthy of admiration," from Latin admirabilis "admirable, wonderful," from admirari "to admire" (see admire). In early years it also carried a stronger sense of "awe-inspiring, marvelous."

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of admirable from WordNet

admirable (adj.)
deserving of the highest esteem or admiration;
trains ran with admirable precision
his taste was impeccable, his health admirable
admirable (adj.)
inspiring admiration or approval;
among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness
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