Definition of 'admirable'
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All this is done with admirable clarity. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Its unsparing account of an atrocious crime is offset by admirable dramatic restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was and is something admirable about it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The end of the permanent revolution of red boxes is in many ways admirable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was obvious their questioning by police and a social worker was of admirable quality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He showed admirable restraint in not allowing this to show. The Sun (2010)But there is still something oddly admirable in all this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The purpose was wholly admirable, except that it was barely engaging. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If this wholly admirable man is unable to find the time to volunteer, who can? Times, Sunday Times (2011)His restraint was in many ways admirable, but it reduced his effectiveness. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)He sees it as an admirable quality, which it is to some degree. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Summers and Swan recount all this with admirable restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is something admirable about this - the absence of showmanship. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There's something admirable about this younger generation of royals. The Sun (2013)His quixotic charges at youth unemployment, school meals and obesity have all been memorable and wholly admirable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I think police officers showed admirable restraint under the circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She explained with admirable restraint that it was annoying for her too because she didn't get paid for delays. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But his body language uttered no complaint and he kept trying to contribute, and there was something admirable in that. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Normally that's an admirable quality. Times, Sunday Times (2008)While letting it all hang out might be an admirable quality at times, it is no good when trying to run a country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The dancing, by a cast mainly clad in white shirts and trousers, is wholly admirable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In a wholly admirable way, he's saving face. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stack's taste and style were admirable yet always unpretentious, with no trace of affectation or competitiveness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Too many policies - admirable in themselves - receive far less credit than they deserve because of a timid reluctance to put them into their ideological context. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'admirable'
British English: admirable ADJECTIVE
An admirable quality or action is one that deserves to be praised and admired.
She did an admirable job of holding the audience's attention.
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