Origin of admirableMiddle English from Classical Latin admirabilis from admirari: see admire
The definition of admirable is someone or something with positive characteristics worthy of adoration, love or respect.
An example of someone who is admirable is a brave military officer.
(comparative more admirable, superlative most admirable)
From Middle French admirable, from Latin admirabilis.
- He seems to have been an admirable teacher, with a great power of lucid exposition.
- She is a very admirable young woman and you always liked her, but now suddenly you have got some notion or other in your head.
- How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East!
- In Queen Anne's reign, in his old age, he is described as "a gentleman of admirable natural parts, great knowledge and experience in the affairs of his own country, but of no reputation with any party.
- Naturally I love peace and hate war and all that pertains to war; I see nothing admirable in the ruthless career of Napoleon, save its finish.