es·​ti·​ma·​ble | \ˈe-stə-mə-bəl \

Definition of estimable 

1 : capable of being estimated an estimable amount

2 archaic : valuable

3 : worthy of esteem an estimable adversary

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estimableness noun
estimably \ ˈe-​stə-​mə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of estimable in a Sentence

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

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Published by Yale University Press’ estimable Jewish Lives series, which examines figures as varied as King David and — hey, why not? John Mcmurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,’ by Lillian Faderman," 22 May 2018 Ask him about the estimable teeth marks gouged by Sonny Rollins into his mouthpiece after endless hours of intense practice. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "The Exacting Art of Saxophone Repair," 1 June 2018 Time It's been a week since Jason Witten put a bow on his estimable career with the Dallas Cowboys, heralding his transition to the Monday Night Football booth. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Where does Jason Witten rank among 15 greatest Dallas Cowboys players?," 10 May 2018 Even so estimable a pair of public servants as Senators Daniel K. Inouye and George Mitchell let the phony patriotics of Ollie North distract press and public from just how lawless and despicable the machinations of Iran-Contra really were. Kevin Baker, The New Republic, "Why America needs truth and reconciliation after Trump," 17 May 2018 DT Harrison Phillips The estimable Kyle Williams is probably playing his last season, and the Bills likely hope Phillips can be the run defender to replace him. Andy Benoit,, "NFL Draft Grades: Analysis of Every Second- and Third-Round Pick," 27 Apr. 2018 Much of it has been documented in the Reader, as a matter of fact, primarily through articles by the estimable Jeff Huebner. Tony Adler, Chicago Reader, "The inchoate new MPAACT show Blood Mural misses what’s right in front of it," 25 Apr. 2018 There are reasons he’s being hailed by some as the perfect NFL prospect, lauded equally for his generational ability and his estimable character. Ben Baskin,, "Face of the NFL? Saquon Barkley Has a Plan," 18 Apr. 2018 Ghee, whose previous credits include playing Lola in Kinky Boots, has charisma to spare and estimable singing and dancing chops. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Sting': Theater Review," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of estimable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of estimable

: deserving respect

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