from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possible to estimate: estimable assets; an estimable distance.
- adj. Deserving of esteem; admirable: an estimable young professor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Worthy of esteem; admirable.
- adj. Valuable.
- adj. Capable of being estimated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being estimated or valued.
- adj. Valuable; worth a great price.
- adj. Worth of esteem or respect; deserving our good opinion or regard.
- n. A thing worthy of regard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being estimated or valued: as, estimable damage.
- Valuable; worth a price.
- Worthy of esteem or respect; deserving of good opinion or regard.
- n. That which is valuable or highly esteemed; one who or that which is worthy of regard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deserving of esteem and respect
- adj. may be computed or estimated
- adj. deserving of respect or high regard
"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: