mid-15c., "worthy of admiration," from Middle French admirable (Old French amirable), from Latin admirabilis "admirable, wonderful," from admirari "to admire" (see admiration). In early years it also carried a stronger sense of "awe-inspiring."
1. He was an admirable chairman.
2. Beyton is an admirable character.
3. The film tells its story with admirable economy.
4. Her dedication to her work was admirable.
5. She had acted in ways that he found wholly admirable.