Definitions

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  • n. That quality which produces admiration or wonder

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Admirableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Admirableness.
  • n. Bailey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. admirable excellence

Etymologies

From Latin admīrābilitās (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Nelson Mandela ranked ahead of Gates this year, the tech luminary has seen his "admirability" status rise over the last several years.

    Bill Gates More Admired Than The Pope, Dalai Lama

  • But there was a kind of admirability in her perseverance and hanging in there.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2008

  • In these films, Naruse repeatedly found beautiful, economical, and multifaceted ways of exploring his favorite topic - the futility of hope (despite the admirability and beauty of the hopeful) - that forms his overarching pessimism.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 4/4.

  • Hagakure presents a philosophy starkly different from modern Western standards, yet it retains a curious appeal even now: the strange admirability of a life lived without compromise.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • In these films, Naruse repeatedly found beautiful, economical, and multifaceted ways of exploring his favorite topic - the futility of hope (despite the admirability and beauty of the hopeful) - that forms his overarching pessimism. "

    GreenCine Daily

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