re·​mark·​able ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl How to pronounce remarkable (audio)
: worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary
remarkableness noun
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noticeable, remarkable, prominent, outstanding, conspicuous, salient, striking mean attracting notice or attention.

noticeable applies to something unlikely to escape observation.

a piano recital with no noticeable errors

remarkable applies to something so extraordinary or exceptional as to invite comment.

a film of remarkable intelligence and wit

prominent applies to something commanding notice by standing out from its surroundings or background.

a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town

outstanding applies to something that rises above and excels others of the same kind.

honored for her outstanding contributions to science

conspicuous applies to something that is obvious and unavoidable to the sight or mind.

conspicuous bureaucratic waste

salient applies to something of significance that merits the attention given it.

the salient points of the speech

striking applies to something that impresses itself powerfully and deeply upon the observer's mind or vision.

the region's striking poverty

Examples of remarkable in a Sentence

Competing in the Olympics is a remarkable achievement. The girl has a remarkable talent.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remarkable was circa 1604

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“Remarkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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re·​mark·​able ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl How to pronounce remarkable (audio)
: worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary
remarkableness noun

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