- Arousing or deserving respect and approval: he has one admirable quality—he is totally honestMore example sentences
commendable, worthy of admiration, worthy of commendation, praiseworthy, laudable, estimable, meritorious, creditable, exemplary, exceptional, notable, honourable, worthy, deserving, respectable, worthwhile; excellent, good, sterling, superb, superlative, brilliant, outstanding, first-rate, first-class, second to none, of the first order, of the highest order, of the first water, supreme, prime, great, fine, masterly, marvellous, wonderful, magnificent• informal A1, wicked, stellar, super, splendiferous, top-notch, fab, ace, tip-top, supercalifragilisticexpialidociousNorth American • informal bullyAustralian/New Zealand • informal beautBritish • informal , • dated top-hole• rare applaudable
- But then I find myself asking why competition is seen as such an admirable quality.
- They demonstrated an admirable grasp of the first rule of business: adapt to survive.
- Here they reproduced that result with great quality and admirable bravery.
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- Both the lead characters were well drawn and admirably played by consummate actors.
- On the day itself my three team mates ran admirably and set me up perfectly.
- As usual, the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North were well up to the mark and were admirably conducted by David Parry.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin admirabilis 'to be wondered at', from admirari (see admire).