from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deserving admiration.
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- 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
"It is certain," he continues, "that these ways are excellent, and that fowls that have to be cooked in a hurry thereby obtain an admirable tenderness (_une tendreté admirable_)."
Now, though I consider the title admirable, I believe it is not Mr. Darwin's but the Publisher's, as you are no doubt aware that publishers _will_ have a taking title, and authors must and do give way to them.
Now, though I consider the title admirable, I believe it is not Mr. Darwin's but the Publisher's, as you are no doubt aware that publishers will have a taking title, and authors must and do give way to them.
Tutwiler says Egypt is making what he calls an admirable effort to develop a strategy to conserve and recycle water and live within its means.
The next year he produced only a few medical trifles, but in 1557 he brought out two other scientific works which he characterizes as admirable -- one the _Ars parva curandi_, and the other a treatise _De
The character I find most admirable is the mothershe's so tough and self-assured, yet vulnerable, and with a sense of humor.
My command are in admirable spirits and to a man are confident of the ultimate success of our arms, and are all anxious to be detailed on picket or other duty where a chance is afforded them to avenge themselves on the rebels, who are attempting to destroy their country.
Several news stories about Harris-Moore feature witnesses and acquaintances who refer to his cunning and intelligence, and his self-training in operating stolen Cessnas, if not admirable, is certainly notable.
Most of the people who considered Palin admirable are not in touch with the reality that is Palin.
I find Mr. McCain admirable for his fair-play and objectivity.