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venerable

ven·er·a·ble

venerable

 
 
pronunciation:
ve n r bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: deserving honor, respect, or reverence because of advanced age, noble character, or dignified position.
She was a venerable woman who helped thousands of people through her work.
synonyms:
august, matriarchal, patriarchal
similar words:
admirable, distinguished, eminent, noble, respectable, sacred
definition 2: deserving respect or attention because of historical or religious importance.
a venerable church
synonyms:
hallowed, sacred
similar words:
historic, holy, sacrosanct, time-honored
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derivations: venerably (adv.), venerability (n.), venerableness (n.)