Ad"mi*ra*ble (#), a. [L. admirabilis: cf. F. admirable.]

1.

Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous.

[Obs.]

In man there is nothing admirable but his ignorance and weakness.
Jer. Taylor.

2.

Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things.

"An admirable machine." "Admirable fortitude."

Macaulay.

Syn. -- Wonderful; marvelous; surprising; excellent; delightful; praiseworthy.

 

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