Definition of estimable in English:


Line breaks: es¦tim|able
Pronunciation: /ˈɛstɪməb(ə)l


  • Worthy of great respect: she was shown into that estimable woman’s presence
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    • Our estimable reader Stanley Black sent me these comments and asked for my response.
    • I think the estimable Dr. Payne goes too far.
    • Today the Washington Post ran a page 1 story by the estimable Thomas Ricks concerning a briefing given to a Pentagon advisory committee last month.



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  • By contrast, James Atlas is estimably objective and clear-eyed.
  • In this he's succeeded estimably.
  • We were more likely to seek out the bistros frequented by taxi drivers (an estimably knowledgeable group about food as about much else) or the small, family-run restaurants where provincial food of every variety flourished.


late 15th century (in the sense 'able to be estimated or appraised'; earlier in inestimable): via Old French from Latin aestimabilis, from aestimare 'to estimate'.

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