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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admirable  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admirable 
  adj  1:  deserving  of  the  highest  esteem  or  admiration;  "an  estimable 
  young  professor";  "trains  ran  with  admirable 
  precision";  "his  taste  was  impeccable,  his  health 
  admirable" 
  2:  inspiring  admiration  or  approval;  "among  her  many  admirable 
  qualities  are  generosity  and  graciousness" 




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