un-estimable

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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