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
She served admirably for decades as a floating marine laboratory.
If higher education is unable to be secure in what it once did so admirably and
  with backbone, perhaps it is time for its demise.
After figuring out where the rental agency hid the jack and instruction manual,
  the scientists change the flat admirably quickly.
On my first real-world test, they performed admirably.
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