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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.
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By the war's end, little was heard of old pre-war arguments: that the oceans were our only necessary allies, that Britain was done for, that the Jews of Europe were responsible for their own troubles or even that Hitler's autobahns and aircraft factories showed his national socialism to be an estimably productive and honorable model--one that would serve as a check on Communism and a glimpse of an inevitable new world order.
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In his estimably wide-ranging study, he discerns three traditions of Western literary criticism, all inaugurated by the ancients.