estimable estimable  /ˈɛ stə mə bəl/


  1. (adj) deserving of respect or high regard
  2. (adj) deserving of esteem and respect
  3. (adj) may be computed or estimated



  1. In updating the original, English who was responsible for the estimable TV series Murphy Brown has been fairly faithful to her source.
  2. The idea was to assemble 100 estimable films since PTI began, with the March 3, 1923 issue.
  3. To that end, they have come to Sue McCally's home to meet Diane Farrell, who is Shays' moderate and estimable Democratic opponent.


  1. War in Afghanistan: What you see when you only look in the mirror

    Shortly before noon Thursday, waiting for a friend to show up for lunch, I flipped on MPR and heard the estimable Kerri Miller interviewing author/journalist Anna Badkhen about her book "The World Is a Carpet," for which Badkhen spent years living in a remote Afghan village watching the women weave carpets, some of which would ultimately sell in the United States for thousands of dollars but for ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MinnPost

  2. What's going on with the markets | Jon Talton

    Japan’s Nikkei has entered bear territory. Other Asian markets have suffered sell-offs, too. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swooned Tuesday and is staging only a cautious recovery today. The Wall Street Journal’s estimable David M. Wessel wrote, “The tectonic plates of the world
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "A more estimable man, or truer patriot, could not have left us," Jefferson wrote to Bringhurst. "Among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country when assailed by Great Britain, he continued to the last the orthodox advocate of...
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote that the ruling is "difficult to fathom and severely undermines the statute's estimable aim. Today's decision returns the ball to Congress' court."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: The BLT: Blog of Legal Times

  3. As Nietzsche said: "To esteem is to create: esteeming itself is of all esteemed things the most estimable treasure."
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: Friedrich Nietzsche Source: Hindu

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