American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Deserving admiration.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fitted to excite wonder; marvelous; strange; surprising.
- Worthy of admiration; having qualities to excite wonder, with approbation, esteem, reverence, or affection; very excellent: used of persons or things.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous.
- adj. Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things.
- adj. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
- adj. inspiring admiration or approval
- From Middle French admirable, from Latin admirabilis. (Wiktionary)
“It is certain," he continues, "that these ways are excellent, and that fowls that have to be cooked in a hurry thereby obtain an admirable tenderness (_une tendreté admirable_).”
“Now, though I consider the title admirable, I believe it is not Mr. Darwin's but the Publisher's, as you are no doubt aware that publishers _will_ have a taking title, and authors must and do give way to them.”
“Now, though I consider the title admirable, I believe it is not Mr. Darwin's but the Publisher's, as you are no doubt aware that publishers will have a taking title, and authors must and do give way to them.”
“Tutwiler says Egypt is making what he calls an admirable effort to develop a strategy to conserve and recycle water and live within its means.”
“The next year he produced only a few medical trifles, but in 1557 he brought out two other scientific works which he characterizes as admirable -- one the _Ars parva curandi_, and the other a treatise _De”
“The character I find most admirable is the mothershe's so tough and self-assured, yet vulnerable, and with a sense of humor.”
“My command are in admirable spirits and to a man are confident of the ultimate success of our arms, and are all anxious to be detailed on picket or other duty where a chance is afforded them to avenge themselves on the rebels, who are attempting to destroy their country.”
“Several news stories about Harris-Moore feature witnesses and acquaintances who refer to his cunning and intelligence, and his self-training in operating stolen Cessnas, if not admirable, is certainly notable.”
“Most of the people who considered Palin admirable are not in touch with the reality that is Palin.”
“I find Mr. McCain admirable for his fair-play and objectivity.”
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