admirable

adjective ad·mi·ra·ble \ ˈad-m(ə-)rə-bəl \

Definition of admirable

1 :deserving the highest esteem :excellent
  • an admirable achievement
2 obsolete :exciting wonder :surprising

admirability

play \ˌad-m(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

admirableness

play \ˈad-m(ə-)rə-bəl-nəs\ noun

admirably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of admirable in a Sentence

  1. Loyalty was her most admirable quality.

  2. it's admirable the way she helps her elderly neighbor with chores and errands every Saturday

Recent Examples of admirable from the Web

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First Known Use of admirable

15th century


ADMIRABLE Defined for English Language Learners

admirable

adjective

Definition of admirable for English Language Learners

  • : deserving to be admired : very good


ADMIRABLE Defined for Kids

admirable

adjective ad·mi·ra·ble \ ˈad-mə-rə-bəl , ˈad-mrə-bəl \

Definition of admirable for Students

:deserving great respect and approval
  • He showed admirable courage.

admirably

\-blē\ adverb
  • The team performed admirably.


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