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 what is admirable in one sex is disdained in the other
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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, praiseworthy, laudable, estimable, meritorious, creditable, exemplary, honorable, worthy, deserving, respectable, worthwhile, good, sterling, fine, masterly, great


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

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Syllabification: ad·mi·ra·ble

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