estimable

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French estimable. Equivalent to esteem +‎ -able and estimate +‎ -able.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

estimable (comparative more estimable, superlative most estimable)

  1. Worthy of esteem; admirable.
  2. (archaic) Valuable.
  3. Capable of being estimated; estimatable.
    • 1928, Louis Kahlenberg and Norbert Barwasser, "On the time of Absorption and Excretion of Boric Acid in Man," Journal of Biological Chemistry, volume 79, iss. 2, page 406:
      After this time boric acid is always present in estimable amounts.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From estimer +‎ -able.

AdjectiveEdit

estimable (plural estimables)

  1. estimable, creditable
  2. esteemed

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

estimable (plural estimables)

  1. esteemed, admirable
  2. estimable (capable of being estimated)

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