Meaning of estimable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛstɪməbl/

Translate estimable into Spanish


  • Worthy of great respect.

    ‘she was shown into that estimable woman's presence’
    • ‘Our estimable reader Stanley Black sent me these comments and asked for my response.’
    • ‘I think the estimable Dr. Payne goes too far.’
    • ‘Today the Washington Post ran a page 1 story by the estimable Thomas Ricks concerning a briefing given to a Pentagon advisory committee last month.’
    • ‘Maureen was a very estimable lady whose outgoing, sincere nature and great depth of human kindness marked her out as an excellent, thoughtful neighbour.’
    • ‘There are, in fact, too many estimable restaurants in Moscow & St. Petersburg for me to say that I've eaten at them all and produced the definitive listing.’
    • ‘Why are a few particularly estimable, highly intelligent women and men in very prominent positions, blind in one eye when it comes to the protection of minorities?’
    • ‘But the thought recurs that his brother, Martin, attained an estimable eighth place in the men's downhill at the same venue in 1988.’
    • ‘Scottish Television's flagship news programme, the estimable Scotland Today, has a website which sadly strips all the glamour away from television news.’
    • ‘The estimable Steve Bainbridge disagrees about the merits of the outlined amnesty proposal.’
    • ‘The estimable Peter Baines, M.D. is the proprietor of the company.’
    • ‘The estimable John O'Sullivan thinks he'll survive, if barely.’
    • ‘There was also a certain amount of reading, but less than anticipated, as Michael Bywater's estimable little tome ‘Lost Worlds’ served to keep me company all week.’
    • ‘The estimable Frank Field, given the task of reforming welfare by the prime minister, argued strongly against any extension of means-testing.’
    • ‘If not you, then your estimable apprentice can do the research.’
    • ‘His recommendations are estimable, but are by no means new.’
    • ‘Now, estimable and engaging though he is, Tony Jones is 64 years old and does not represent the future of the party.’
    • ‘That it has been achieved so smoothly says much about the consummate skill of Sarah Munro, the gallery's estimable and committed director.’
    • ‘It's accompanied by a related piece from the estimable Robert Stevens, here.’
    • ‘They set out an estimable tuna salad perked up with toasted pine nuts.’
    • ‘Many estimable individuals have lined up behind the notion that we live in a post-copyright age.’
    commendable, worthy of admiration, worthy of commendation, praiseworthy, laudable, estimable, meritorious, creditable, exemplary, exceptional, notable, honourable, worthy, deserving, respectable, worthwhile


Late 15th century (in the sense ‘able to be estimated or appraised’; earlier in inestimable): via Old French from Latin aestimabilis, from aestimare ‘to estimate’.