es·​ti·​ma·​ble | \ ˈe-stə-mə-bəl How to pronounce estimable (audio) \

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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Other Words from estimable

estimableness noun
estimably \ ˈe-​stə-​mə-​blē How to pronounce estimably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of estimable in a Sentence

She has written an estimable novel. We owe thanks to our estimable colleague.
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First Known Use of estimable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Estimable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of estimable

formal : deserving respect

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dull or mediocre

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