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.
- "That's admirable!" he shouted.
- How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East!
- He wrote an admirable textbook of the Theory of Heat (1871), and a very excellent elementary treatise on Matter and Motion (1876).