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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exceptional or unusual; notable.
That summer was remarkable for its lack of rain.
exceptional, extraordinary, notable, signal, singular, uncommon, unusual
humdrum, ordinary
similar words:
conspicuous, extra, extreme, important, marked, noteworthy, particular, striking, virtuoso
definition 2: worthy of notice or mention.
Even as a young child, she was a remarkable athlete.
conspicuous, distinguished, eminent, notable, noteworthy, prominent, singular
similar words:
considerable, important, memorable, noticeable, observable, phenomenal, renowned, striking
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adverb + (adj.)remarkable equally, most, pretty, quite, rather, truly, utterly
(adj.)remarkable + noun ability, accomplishment, accuracy, achievement, adventure, agility, array, assertion, breakthrough, candor, capacity, career, clarity, coincidence, comeback, consensus, consistency, continuity, convergence, courage, discovery, display, diversity, ease, endurance, feat, feature, fidelity, improvement, insight, invention, journey, leap, occurrence, openness, outpouring, parallel, persistence, phenomenon, posture, precision, progress, recovery, resemblance, resilience, resiliency, restraint, resurgence, reversal, revival, sensitivity, sight, similarity, stamina, story, streak, stride, success, tale, talent, testament, transformation, tribute, turnaround, uniformity, vitality  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivation: remarkably (adv.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word remarkable contains the following part:
-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