estimable


es·ti·ma·ble

adjective \ˈes-tə-mə-bəl\

: deserving respect

Full Definition of ESTIMABLE

1
:  capable of being estimated <an estimable amount>
2
archaic :  valuable
3
:  worthy of esteem <an estimable adversary>
es·ti·ma·ble·ness noun
es·ti·ma·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of ESTIMABLE

  1. She has written an estimable novel.
  2. We owe thanks to our estimable colleague.

First Known Use of ESTIMABLE

15th century

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