re·​mark·​able | \ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl \

Definition of remarkable 

: worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary

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Other Words from remarkable

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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His remarkable season helped Liverpool reach the Champions League final for the first time in a decade. Charlene Gubash, NBC News, "Mo Salah carries Egypt's 2018 World Cup hopes on injured shoulder," 10 June 2018 Jeffress also happens to be having a remarkable season, with a 0.35 ERA heading into the weekend and seemingly putting those early-career issues in the rear-view mirror. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Domino, the dog belonging to Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, is officially a star," 24 May 2018 Recent events in Hawaii have been producing some remarkable images. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Here’s what’s going on with Hawaii’s erupting volcano," 11 May 2018 Who can forget those remarkable first images from July 2015? Scott Stantis,, "'Chasing New Horizons' spins fascinating chronicle of Pluto mission," 11 May 2018 The remarkable comeback story of Brookfield Central's Jenny Cape The assist on Cape's goal came from Staszkiewicz. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Photos share the stories of a memorable 2018 spring sports season in Milwaukee's suburbs," 20 June 2018 Students from the program will share remarkable stories from their own lives in Los Angeles, along with special guests Jimmy Kimmel, Danny Trejo, Reggie Watts, and city poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week," 4 June 2018 Across history and geography, our species has shown remarkable consistency. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "Was Science Wrong About Being Right?," 18 May 2018 Her remarkable story serves as a source for mathematical inspiration even today. Richard Gunderman, Scientific American, "Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of remarkable

circa 1604, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of remarkable

: unusual or surprising : likely to be noticed


re·​mark·​able | \ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl \

Kids Definition of remarkable

: worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being unusual You've made remarkable progress.

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remarkably \ -​blē \ adverb

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obstinately defiant of authority

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