But if anything, President Obama has demonstrated an admirable nimbleness in response to changing circumstances.
They are often characterized as benevolent and admirable; when we do the same, we are angry and unreasonable.
As Phillips conveyed, in interviews so admirable for their candor, there is no right way to sort it out.
mid-15c., "worthy of admiration," from Middle French admirable (Old French amirable), from Latin admirabilis "admirable, wonderful," from admirari "to admire" (see admiration). In early years it also carried a stronger sense of "awe-inspiring."