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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mer-uh-buh l]
    • /ˈæd mər ə bəl/
    • /ˈæd.mɪ.rə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mer-uh-buh l]
    • /ˈæd mər ə bəl/

Definitions of admirable word

  • adjective admirable An admirable quality or action is one that deserves to be praised and admired. 3
  • adjective admirable deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent 3
  • adjective admirable inspiring or deserving admiration or praise; excellent; splendid 3
  • adjective admirable worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection. 1
  • adjective admirable excellent; first-rate. 1
  • noun admirable Arousing or deserving respect and approval. 1

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Origin of admirable

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
From the Latin word admīrābilis, dating back to 1590-1600. See admire, -able

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Parts of speech for Admirable


admirable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

admirable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for admirable

adj admirable

  • great — unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city.
  • unreal — not real or actual.
  • praiseworthy — deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive.
  • valuable — having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop.
  • wonderful — excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend.

adjective admirable

  • venerable — commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress.
  • splendid — gorgeous; magnificent; sumptuous. Synonyms: luxurious, dazzling, imposing. Antonyms: squalid.
  • marvelous — superb; excellent; great: a marvelous show.

Antonyms for admirable

adj admirable

  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • unworthy — not worthy; lacking worth or excellence.
  • imperfect — of, relating to, or characterized by defects or weaknesses: imperfect vision.
  • contemptible — If you feel that someone or something is contemptible, you feel strong dislike and disrespect for them.
  • despicable — If you say that a person or action is despicable, you are emphasizing that they are extremely nasty, cruel, or evil.

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