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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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  • At the same time it is an unusually able pioneer work, skillfully written, generally critical and remarkably revealing.
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  • He has a remarkably expressive voice, the result of a habit of giving vent to his feelings without reserve.
  • Patients suffering from compulsive acts are remarkably devoid of fear.
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  • To that simply put but remarkably ambitious mission there are two principal aspects.
  • But one of the biggest discoveries in neuroscience in the past few decades is that the brain is remarkably plastic.
  • Yet the view around the square remains remarkably unchanged.
  • For an old stone, it was remarkably clean and wasn't scratched up.
  • remarkably, back and forths of that nature did not damage but enriched our relation.
British Dictionary definitions for remarkably


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 remarkably



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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