Admirable Ad"mi*ra*ble, a. [L. admirabilis: cf. F. admirable.] 1. Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

In man there is nothing admirable but his ignorance and weakness. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Wonderful; marvelous; surprising; excellent; delightful; praiseworthy. [1913 Webster]

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