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[ri-mahr-kuh-buh l] /rɪˈmɑr kə bəl/
notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary:
a remarkable change.
worthy of notice or attention.
Origin of remarkable
1595-1605; < French remarquable. See remark, -able
Related forms
remarkability, remarkableness, noun
remarkably, adverb
quasi-remarkable, adjective
quasi-remarkably, adverb
unremarkable, adjective
unremarkably, adverb
2. notable, noteworthy, striking, extraordinary, wonderful, unusual, singular, uncommon.
1, 2. common, ordinary. Unabridged
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  • The stranger kills a deer by a remarkable shot with his bow.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • She was a remarkable woman—remarkable for beauty, for ability, and for position.

  • One of the most remarkable phenomena of chemistry is that of isomerism.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • And he put a remarkable amount of animosity into his guarded exclamation.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • It was during this time that the surgeon made his remarkable statement.

    Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling
British Dictionary definitions for remarkable


worthy of note or attention: a remarkable achievement
unusual, striking, or extraordinary: a remarkable sight
Derived Forms
remarkableness, remarkability, noun
remarkably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for remarkable

c.1600, from remark (v.) + -able, or from or based on French remarquable (16c.), from remarquer. "Observable, worthy of notice," hence "extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous." Related: Remarkably.

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