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notable

no·ta·ble

notable

 
 
pronunciation:
no t bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: receiving or deserving notice; exceptional; striking.
For the detective, it was notable that the suspect was left-handed.Her teacher feels that she has notable artistic ability.
synonyms:
conspicuous, eminent, exceptional, extraordinary, important, marked, noteworthy, noticeable, remarkable, signal
antonyms:
insignificant, unremarkable
similar words:
especial, impressive, memorable, momentous, observable, outstanding, particular, prominent, pronounced, salient, significant, singular, special, striking, unforgettable, unusual
definition 2: eminent; prominent; important.
Several notable scholars attended the conference.
 
synonyms:
distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noted, prominent, renowned
antonyms:
obscure, unknown
similar words:
celebrated, famed, famous, glorious, great, important, major, noteworthy, reputable, well-known
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a distinguished or eminent person.
The author was one of many notables at the party.
synonyms:
luminary, name, personage, somebody, VIP
antonyms:
nonentity
similar words:
big shot, bigwig, celebrity, dignitary, figure, personality, wheel
derivations: notably (adv.), notability (n.)
Word Parts
The word notable contains the following parts:
not Latin root that means mark
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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admissible, adorable, amiable, amicable, audible, avoidable, believable, bearable, biodegradable, capable, calculable, cognizable, comparable, compatible, comprehensible, conformable, conversable, convertible, corrigible, credible, creditable, curable, dependable, despicable, disagreeable, disposable, divisible, eligible, explicable, flammable, flexible, illegible, illimitable, imaginable, immiscible, immovable, immutable, impalpable, impassable, impeccable, impermeable, impermissible, imperturbable, implacable, implausible, imponderable, impossible, impregnable, inalienable, inaudible, incapable, incalculable, incommunicable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, detectable, conceivable, incorrigible, incredible, incurable, indefeasible, indelible, indescribable, indestructible, indivisible, indomitable, ineligible, ineluctable, ineradicable, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, inexpiable, inexplicable, infallible, inhospitable, inimitable, inscrutable, inseparable, insuperable, intangible, interminable, intractable, invaluable, invariable, invincible, invisible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irremissible, irreparable, irreversible, irrevocable, legible, likable, lovable, manageable, measurable, movable, navigable, notable, opposable, palpable, perishable, permissible, placable, portable, possible, potable, predictable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, acceptable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable