1. Worthy of esteem; admirable.
    • 1715, Homer; [Alexander] Pope, transl., “Book VI”, in The Iliad of Homer, volume I, London: Printed by W[illiam] Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott between the Temple-Gates, OCLC 670734254 ↗, footnote:
      [Homer] allows their characters such estimable qualities as could consist, and in truth generally do, with tender frailties.
    • 1868, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, ch. 22:
      Mr. March told . . . how devoted Brooke had been, and how he was altogether a most estimable and upright young man.
  2. (archaic) Valuable.
    • 1596, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, act 1, scene 3:
      A pound of man's flesh taken from a man
      Is not so estimable, profitable neither,
      As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats.
  3. Capable of being estimated; estimatable.
    • 1928, Louis Kahlenberg and Norbert Barwasser, "On the time of Absorption and Excretion of Boric Acid in Man," Journal of Biological Chemistry, volume 79, iss. 2, page 406:
      After this time boric acid is always present in estimable amounts.

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