Synonyms for ablest

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ey-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ bəl

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Définition of ablest

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old French (h)able (14c.), from Latin habilem, habilis "easily handled, apt," verbal adjective from habere "to hold" (see habit). "Easy to be held," hence "fit for a purpose." The silent h- was dropped in English and resisted academic attempts to restore it 16c.-17c., but some derivatives acquired it (e.g. habiliment, habilitate), via French.
  • Able-whackets - A popular sea-game with cards, in which the loser is beaten over the palms of the hands with a handkerchief tightly twisted like a rope. Very popular with horny-fisted sailors. [Smyth, "Sailor's Word-Book," 1867]
  • adj capable of performing; having an innate capacity
  • adj able to perform well; having a proven capacity
Example sentences :
  • One of the ablest men, Mr. Toad, after all, that this country ever produced.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Very many of the ablest and noblest statesmen of the time shared it with him.
  • Extract from : « Patrick Henry » by Moses Coit Tyler
  • He is their ablest general, and very active and enterprising.
  • Extract from : « At Aboukir and Acre » by George Alfred Henty
  • It was shared and advocated by many of the best and ablest men.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 » by Various
  • The ablest critics and musicians in Europe have taken part in it.
  • Extract from : « The Standard Oratorios » by George P. Upton
  • Hundreds of the ablest judges were selected for the extirpation of this crime.
  • Extract from : « The Necessity of Atheism » by Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • He is the ablest of all statisticians, second only to one other.
  • Extract from : « Quiet Talks on Power » by S.D. Gordon
  • For what better test of truth have we than the ablest men's acceptance of it?
  • Extract from : « Short Studies on Great Subjects » by James Anthony Froude
  • Epictetus, one of the ablest of the Stoic philosophers, was a slave.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 » by Various
  • Hirsch Bensef was one of the ablest supporters of the young Rabbi.
  • Extract from : « Rabbi and Priest » by Milton Goldsmith

Antonyms for ablest

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