remarkable

adjective
re·​mark·​able | \ ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl How to pronounce remarkable (audio) \

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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An openly gay man getting this kind of attention running for president is remarkable, but Buttigieg’s focus on political narratives—as opposed policy ideas—is the political playbook that Democrats have run on for years. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Why I’m Not Here for Pete Buttigieg’s Moderate Politics in the 2020 Primaries," 10 May 2019 The property is surrounded by other remarkable structures. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "The 'Blue Bloods' House Where the Reagans Have Their Family Dinners Is a Real Place," 22 Feb. 2019 Glamour is tracking women's progress nationwide in a remarkable election season that will decide who controls Congress, state government, and more. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Women Continue to Make History in an Election Year That's Already Shattering Records," 15 Aug. 2018 That level of sudden growth is remarkable, especially for a wine region whose name is barely known. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "The rise of the Red Hills of Lake County," 1 June 2018 Among the reasons for this is 238Pu's remarkable half-life of 87.7 years, which allows it to be used for well over a century while still producing almost the exact same heat. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Find a New Way To Create the Plutonium That Powers Deep Space Missions," 8 Jan. 2019 But one lesson of her remarkable life is that the lingering effects of America’s racial history are no longer the central fact of black possibility. Kay S. Hymowitz, WSJ, "‘Becoming’ Review: The Sound of Striving," 12 Nov. 2018 John McCain’s legislative career, in brief McCain had a remarkable life and a complex career. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The Senate after John McCain," 26 Aug. 2018 The Wonnacotts exemplify a remarkable image change by General Motors. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "The GM brand that nearly died and the unlikely buyers saving it," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of remarkable

circa 1604, in the meaning defined above

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remarkable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of remarkable

: unusual or surprising : likely to be noticed

remarkable

adjective
re·​mark·​able | \ ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl How to pronounce remarkable (audio) \

Kids Definition of remarkable

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

Other Words from remarkable

remarkably \ -​blē \ adverb

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