es·​ti·​ma·​ble ˈe-stə-mə-bəl How to pronounce estimable (audio)
: capable of being estimated
an estimable amount
archaic : valuable
: worthy of esteem
an estimable adversary
estimableness noun
estimably adverb

Examples of estimable in a Sentence

She has written an estimable novel. We owe thanks to our estimable colleague.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of estimable was in the 15th century

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“Estimable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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