estimable

[es-tuh-muh-buhl]
adjective
1.
worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration.
2.
capable of being estimated.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin aestimābilis, equivalent to aestim(āre) to esteem + -ābilis -able

estimableness, noun
estimably, adverb
nonestimable, adjective
nonestimableness, noun
nonestimably, adverb
unestimable, adjective


1. reputable, respectable, admirable, laudable, meritorious, excellent, good.


1. contemptible.
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estimable (ˈɛstɪməbəl)
 
adj
worthy of respect; deserving of admiration: my estimable companion
 
'estimableness
 
n
 
'estimably
 
adv

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estimable
mid-15c., from Fr. estimable, from L. aestimare (see esteem).
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Example sentences
Identifying a plant from the inside out is an estimable talent.
His effort is no less estimable for being, perhaps, quixotic.
Or the problem may even lie with the estimable qualities that are found in his diverse books.
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