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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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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The wonder of Trout is made all the more remarkable—necessary, even—because of the angst surrounding how baseball is being played. Tom Verducci,, "The Star That Still Won't Shine: The Incredible, Unprecedented but Unseen Greatness of Mike Trout," 12 July 2018 But four boys had emerged by 8 p.m., quite a bit ahead of schedule — and all the more remarkable because the boys are novice swimmers, with no diving experience. George Styllis,, "Fighting time and high waters, first four boys rescued from Thailand cave," 8 July 2018 Its progress is all the more remarkable given that its team cannot play at home. The Economist, "Afghanistan’s passion for cricket reaches fever pitch," 14 June 2018 The tone that every instrument achieved is remarkable -- warm, dirty, enormous. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' Turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & More Pay Tribute," 24 May 2018 Perhaps the most remarkable new products to be available for just $3 each, however, are the stainless and carbon steel grooming tools. Marci Robin, Allure, "Brandless Just Added More Than a Dozen New $3 Products to Its Beauty Line," 19 June 2018 And so Jack-Jack, the youngest Incredible, the most remarkable character in the movie's world and the simplest by nature, becomes the best thing about Incredibles 2. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "Incredibles 2 Is the Best Movie About Babies We've Seen This Year," 18 June 2018 But so far the most remarkable statement came from one of Trump’s most fervent, and most important, conservative Evangelical supporters, Franklin Graham. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Border Policies Uniting Religious Leaders – Against Him," 18 June 2018 One of the most remarkable pieces of college basketball history sat unseen, untouched and unheralded for more than 80 years. Nathan Baird, Post-Tribune, "Family bond preserves John Wooden's Purdue jersey," 10 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


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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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