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 ?
It takes two noble Earls and a Viscount, combined, to inform Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, in an equally flattering manner, that an estimable lady in the West of England has offered to present a purse containing twenty pounds, to the Society for Granting Annuities to Unassuming Members of the Middle Classes, if twenty individuals will previously present purses of one hundred pounds each.
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 disguised do I want to see YOU, ye neighbours and fellowmen, and well- attired and vain and estimable, as "the good and just;"--
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.
But above all, she is a handsome, estimable girl, and she loves me.
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.
It does not follow that a deep, intricate character is more or less estimable than such a one as yours.
I began to imitate this master of mine almost as soon as I began to read him; this must be, and I had a greater pride and joy in my success than I should probably have known in anything really creative; I should have suspected that, I should have distrusted that, because I had nothing to test it by, no model; but here before me was the very finest and noblest model, and I had but to form my lines upon it, and I had produced a work of art altogether more estimable in my eyes than anything else could have been.
He is not to be mixed up with estimable old ladies.
That estimable lady shook her head with a placid smile.
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.
The estimable beast certainly deserved some consideration.