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.”
Syn: -- Wonderful; marvelous; surprising; excellent; delightful; praiseworthy.
adj 1: deserving of the highest esteem or admiration; "an estimable
young professor"; "trains ran with admirable
precision"; "his taste was impeccable, his health
2: inspiring admiration or approval; "among her many admirable
qualities are generosity and graciousness"