Definition of admirable in English:


Syllabification: ad·mi·ra·ble
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
More example sentences
  • 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).



More example sentences
  • 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.

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