Definitions

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  • adj. Worthy of esteem; estimable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of esteem; estimable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worthy of esteem; estimable.

Etymologies

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esteem +‎ -able

Examples

  • As someone who has both met the cultural norm for beauty and has defied it too, I can tell you that my own self esteem comes from doing "esteemable" things, NOT by fitting into a size 4 pants.

    Colleen Perry: You can Recover from Chronic Dieting

  • Virtue; by which Means Hunan − kind becomes united, that every one having some Quality esteemable, recommends him to the Assistance of others; for none being perfect, none can remain independant; but the mutual necessities we have of each other's Assistance, causes reciprocal

    Exilius

  • Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008:: 1: 07 a.m. In case you needed more evidence that I am not one to be messed with, take a walk over to my Guestbook, where my father, the esteemable PhantomDadoo ™, gives testimony on just who can win an argument with me.

    misspinkkate Diary Entry

  • Were we to say, for instance, that the esteemable qualities alone, which are voluntary, are entitled to the appellations of virtues; we should soon recollect the qualities of courage, equanimity, patience, self-command; with many others, which almost every language classes under this appellation, though they depend little or not at all on our choice.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • He must be a very superficial thinker, who imagines that all instances of mutual deference are to be understood in earnest, and that a man would be more esteemable for being ignorant of his own merits and accomplishments.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • I am, however, wondering about the protocol of reconnecting with the esteemable Agent A, who requested 50 pages and never got them.

    Archive 2006-01-29

  • And for teens, the call to action is, they have to be willing to care enough about themselves, and do esteemable acts to raise their self-esteem, not try to find their self-esteem in relationships and in sexual behaviors.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2004

  • We had a huge conversation about the nature of honesty at dinner tonight Tessa lives by a code of esteemable behavior that I find unrealistic.

    5/2/03 Brooklyn, NY If you

  • As you mentioned, I am a professor at George Washington, and I hired one of my former students to be our designated listener, and she brought her 3-month-old, the esteemable Molly Rose, and asked us questions and listened.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Cokie and Steve Roberts Discuss Their New Book - February 3, 2000

  • I am sorry to add, that I fear the esteemable master is not long to enjoy this earthly paradise.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

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