worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection.
excellent; first-rate.

1590–1600; < Latin admīrābilis. See admire, -able

admirableness, admirability, noun
admirably, adverb
superadmirable, adjective
superadmirableness, noun
superadmirably, adverb
unadmirable, adjective
unadmirableness, noun
unadmirably, adverb

1. estimable, praiseworthy.

1. unworthy; disreputable; reprehensible. Unabridged
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admirable (ˈædmərəbəl)
deserving or inspiring admiration; excellent

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from Fr. admirable (O.Fr. amirable), from L. admirabilem, from admirari "to admire" (see admiration). In early years it also carried a stronger sense of "awe-inspiring.
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Example sentences
But the good news is that without too much effort you can, believe it or not,
  create an admirable taco at home.
Teaching science in a public high school: an admirable endeavour, but not a
  green job.
He points out that the roach escape mechanism has an admirable redundancy.
For instance, the hairy mammoth seems to have been an admirable animal,
  intelligent and well-accoutered.
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