Definition of admirable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadm(ə)rəb(ə)l/


Arousing or deserving respect and approval: he has one admirable quality—he is totally honest
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  • 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.
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, impressive
British informal smashing, brill, champion, grand
North American informal bully, badass
Australian/New Zealand informal beaut
British informal, dated top-hole


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin admirabilis 'to be wondered at', from admirari (see admire).

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