from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Possible to estimate.
- adjective Deserving of esteem; admirable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Capable of being estimated or valued: as, estimable damage.
- Valuable; worth a price.
- Worthy of esteem or respect; deserving of good opinion or regard.
- noun That which is valuable or highly esteemed; one who or that which is worthy of regard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A thing worthy of regard.
- adjective Capable of being estimated or valued.
- adjective rare Valuable; worth a great price.
- adjective Worth of esteem or respect; deserving our good opinion or regard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Worthy of
- adjective archaic
- adjective Capable of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective deserving of esteem and respect
- adjective may be computed or estimated
- adjective deserving of respect or high regard
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
"When a married man becomes what you call estimable," said Donna
The 'estimable' critic Ben Davis wows the pseudo Marxists/Socialists, but the guy should actually try and be a real Socialist for one month and then get back to us.
I am naturally, ...err , flattered that you refer to me as 'estimable', but am surprised that the only answer to the perfectly justified observation I made that it is 'bonkers' to assert that there have been 'deliberate moves' to break up the normal family as an aside, whatever that is is to make this comment:
This great small research university is mentioned in passing by Gregg Easterbrook as among the "estimable" colleges (though it actually belongs in the "slightly less good than the elites" category).
"Aunt Julia says he is really a very estimable man -- Cordelia, if I was a man I just wouldn't be an 'estimable' one."
But the action was nonetheless 'estimable' and the navy commandos intercept the Mavi Marmara on its way to break the
When the whistle blew for the wind-up of the strategy, the Columbia men were the top dogs concluded the "estimable" Stanford team.
He argues that the risk of a true asset class is "estimable".
Plenty of universities favor faculty candidates with terminal degrees from well-regarded departments at estimable schools.
Here's how the estimable David Leonhardt summarized the situation on his New York Times blog: