from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deserving admiration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Deserving of the highest esteem or admiration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
  • adj. inspiring admiration or approval


From Middle French admirable, from Latin admirabilis. (Wiktionary)



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