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ˈæd mər ə bəlad·mirable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admirableadjective

    deserving of the highest esteem or admiration

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

  2. admirableadjective

    inspiring admiration or approval

    "among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness"


  1. admirableadjective

    Deserving of the highest esteem or admiration.

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

  2. Etymology: From admirable, from admirabilis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Admirableadjective

    To be admired; worthy of admiration; of power to excite wonder; always taken in a good sense, and applied either to persons or things.

    Etymology: admirabilis, Lat.

    The more power he hath to hurt, the more admirable is his praise, that he will not hurt. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    God was with them in all their afflictions, and, at length, by working their admirable deliverance, did testify that they served him not in vain. Richard Hooker, b. iv. § 2.

    What admirable things occur in the remains of several other philosophers? Short, I confess, of the rules of christianity, but generally above the lives of christians. Robert South, Sermons.

    You can at most
    To an indiff’rent lover’s praise pretend:
    But you would spoil an admirable friend. John Dryden, Aurengz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admirableadjective

    fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous

  2. Admirableadjective

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

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  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

Examples of admirable in a Sentence

  1. Marc Anthony:

    This award honors artists whose outstanding careers have influenced several generations, tonight, this honor is given to a man with an admirable and moving voice, a true master whose talent has left forever a mark on the world of music and in our hearts.

  2. Fred Shapiro:

    There are no Shakespeares nowadays, there is very little eloquence around and very few admirable things being said. Most things said are pretty awful.

  3. Amadou Doumbia:

    I think what the government is doing is incredibly admirable, but they also have the challenge of changing the local psychology of what' Sydney Airport' means, what living in a city means, and how long commutes shouldn't be a daily way of life before these plans can be embraced.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

  5. Ron Schlecht:

    Customer information segregated from any other systems is a great idea, the separation of functions and infrastructure is an admirable tactic in protecting all systems. Limiting security privileges to what is necessary for business is common in security defenses, and is something that is typically assessed when companies are close partners or are in a vendor/customer relationship.

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