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remarkable

[ri-mahr-kuh-buh l] /rɪˈmɑr kə bəl/
adjective
1.
notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary:
a remarkable change.
2.
worthy of notice or attention.
Origin of remarkable
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French remarquable. See remark, -able
Related forms
remarkability, remarkableness, noun
remarkably, adverb
quasi-remarkable, adjective
quasi-remarkably, adverb
unremarkable, adjective
unremarkably, adverb
Synonyms
2. notable, noteworthy, striking, extraordinary, wonderful, unusual, singular, uncommon.
Antonyms
1, 2. common, ordinary.
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British Dictionary definitions for remarkably

remarkable

/rɪˈmɑːkəbəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of note or attention: a remarkable achievement
2.
unusual, striking, or extraordinary: a remarkable sight
Derived Forms
remarkableness, remarkability, noun
remarkably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for remarkably

remarkable

adj.

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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