Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deserving admiration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous.
  • adjective Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Deserving of the highest esteem or admiration.

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

  • adjective deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
  • adjective inspiring admiration or approval

Etymologies

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From Middle French admirable, from Latin admirabilis.

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