admirable

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Admirable \Ad"mi*ra*ble\, adjective [L. admirabilis: cf. F. admirable.]

1. Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous. [Obs.]

In man there is nothing admirable but his ignorance and weakness. --Jer. Taylor.

2. Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things. "An admirable machine." "Admirable fortitude." --Macaulay.

Syn: Wonderful; marvelous; surprising; excellent; delightful; praiseworthy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

admirable

adjective

1: deserving of the highest esteem or admiration; "an estimable young professor"; "trains ran with admirable precision"; "his taste was impeccable, his health admirable"

2: inspiring admiration or approval; "among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness"


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