What does admirable mean?

Definitions for admirableˈæd mər ə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word admirable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admirable(adj)

    deserving of the highest esteem or admiration

    "an estimable young professor"; "trains ran with admirable precision"; "his taste was impeccable, his health admirable"

  2. admirable(adj)

    inspiring admiration or approval

    "among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness"


  1. admirable(Adjective)

    Deserving of the highest esteem or admiration.

    It's admirable that Shelley overcame her handicap and excelled in her work.

  2. Origin: From admirable, from admirabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admirable(adj)

    fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous

  2. Admirable(adj)

    having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admirable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admirable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

  2. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night:

    To be possessed is an admirable reason for possessing.

  3. Mary Montagu:

    I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

  4. George Will:

    Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.

  5. George F. Will, Statecraft as Soulcraft:

    Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.

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