estimable


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es·ti·ma·ble

 (ĕs′tə-mə-bəl)
adj.
1. Possible to estimate: estimable assets; an estimable distance.
2. Deserving of esteem; admirable: an estimable young professor.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestimābilis, from aestimāre, to value.]

es′ti·ma·ble·ness n.
es′ti·ma·bly adv.

estimable

(ˈɛstɪməbəl)
adj
worthy of respect; deserving of admiration: my estimable companion.
ˈestimableness n
ˈestimably adv

es•ti•ma•ble

(ˈɛs tə mə bəl)

adj.
1. worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration.
2. capable of being estimated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin]
es′ti•ma•ble•ness, n.
es′ti•ma•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.estimable - deserving of respect or high regard
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
2.estimable - deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"
3.estimable - may be computed or estimated; "a calculable risk"; "computable odds"; "estimable assets"
calculable - capable of being calculated or estimated; "a calculable risk"; "calculable odds"

estimable

adjective respectable, good, valued, respected, excellent, honoured, valuable, worthy, esteemed, admirable, honourable, reputable, meritorious an estimable cricket team with two members holding world records

estimable

adjective
Translations

estimable

[ˈestɪməbl] ADJestimable

estimable

adj
(= deserving respect)schätzenswert
(= that can be estimated)(ab)schätzbar

estimable

[ˈɛstɪməbl] adjstimabile
References in classic literature ?
March told how he had longed to surprise them, and how, when the fine weather came, he had been allowed by his doctor, to take advantage of it, how devoted Brooke had been, and how he was altogether a most estimable and upright young man.
But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
His pleasure in music, though it amounted not to that ecstatic delight which alone could sympathize with her own, was estimable when contrasted against the horrible insensibility of the others; and she was reasonable enough to allow that a man of five and thirty might well have outlived all acuteness of feeling and every exquisite power of enjoyment.
I found estimable characters amongst them--characters desirous of information and disposed for improvement--with whom I passed many a pleasant evening hour in their own homes.
If I had ever doubted my own suspicions, here is an estimable lady who would now have set me right.
The old gentleman being still in a state of most estimable unconsciousness, the bridegroom cried out in his accustomed voice, "Now Aged P.
Anselmo was deep in love with a high-born and beautiful maiden of the same city, the daughter of parents so estimable, and so estimable herself, that he resolved, with the approval of his friend Lothario, without whom he did nothing, to ask her of them in marriage, and did so, Lothario being the bearer of the demand, and conducting the negotiation so much to the satisfaction of his friend that in a short time he was in possession of the object of his desires, and Camilla so happy in having won Anselmo for her husband, that she gave thanks unceasingly to heaven and to Lothario, by whose means such good fortune had fallen to her.
On the other hand, I compared the disquisitions of the ancient moralists to very towering and magnificent palaces with no better foundation than sand and mud: they laud the virtues very highly, and exhibit them as estimable far above anything on earth; but they give us no adequate criterion of virtue, and frequently that which they designate with so fine a name is but apathy, or pride, or despair, or parricide.
They were a species of those "kangaroo rabbits" that live habitually in the hollows of trees, and whose speed is extreme; but they are moderately fat, and furnish, at least, estimable food.
The estimable beast certainly deserved some consideration.
de Treville, in the same tone, "that a party of PROCUREURS, commissaries, and men of the police--very estimable people, but very inveterate, as it appears, against the uniform--have taken upon themselves to arrest in a house, to lead away through the open street, and throw into the Fort l'Eveque, all upon an order which they have refused to show me, one of my, or rather your Musketeers, sire, of irreproachable conduct, of an almost illustrious reputation, and whom your Majesty knows favorably, Monsieur Athos.
He is the most estimable, the most trustworthy creature in the world, and I will venture to say, there is not a better seaman in all the merchant service.