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adjective, noun
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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.
conspicuous, eminent, exceptional, extraordinary, important, marked, noteworthy, noticeable, remarkable, signal
insignificant, unremarkable
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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.
distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noted, prominent, renowned
obscure, unknown
similar words:
celebrated, famed, famous, glorious, great, important, major, noteworthy, reputable, well-known
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adverb + (adj.)notable especially, historically, most, nevertheless, particularly, perhaps
(adj.)notable + noun absence, accomplishment, achievement, acquisition, addition, advance, aspect, attraction, champion, characteristic, collection, collector, contribution, decline, deviation, difference, discrepancy, dissenter, diversity, eccentricity, example, exception, exhibit, exploration, failure, feat, feature, finding, genre, happening, improvement, inclusion, instance, invention, lack, landmark, limitation, newcomer, omission, outpost, patron, performance, performer, philosopher, programs, progress, recording, resemblance, scholar, shift, shortcoming, sophomore, streak, success, thinker, trait, works [See all][See only the most frequent]
part of speech: noun
definition: a distinguished or eminent person.
The author was one of many notables at the party.
luminary, name, personage, somebody, VIP
similar words:
big shot, bigwig, celebrity, dignitary, figure, personality, wheel
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adjective + (n.)notable african, central, distinguished, elected, iraqi, local, moroccan, other, rural, saudi, traditional, urban, various
verb + (n.)notable attend, attract, control, design, include, judge, participate
noun + (n.)notable Help area, artist, assembly, call, chief, contrast, council, custom, death, dog, elder, elite, faction, fall, guest, handful, host, interview, leader, leadership, list, mass, official, pitcher, poetry, politics, portrait, print, roll, sage, scene, status, town, writer [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: notably (adv.), notability (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
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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acceptable, accessible, 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, preferable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable