Synonyms for venerable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ven-er-uh-buh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈvɛn ər ə bəl

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Définition of venerable

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin venerabilis, from venerari "to worship, revere" (see veneration). As a title, used in reference to ecclesiastics or those who had obtained the first degree of canonization.
  • adj respected
Example sentences :
  • The venerable Persian gazed at her for an instant, and then clasped her to his bosom.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It is a venerable chestnut, and known as "the father of the forest."
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • It was sacrilege to think of changing such old, venerable things.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Venerable's not a nice word to use about anything except a cathedral.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • How have some of these venerable women gone about doing good!
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • How happy should I be to pass a winter evening under their venerable roof!
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • For an instant the venerable name of religion awed her into mute submission.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • "Oh, pardon me, sage and venerable Madoc," replied the shepherd.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Bravely defy all that is most venerable, and all that is most unchangeable.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Where are the poets who should have greeted the venerable and illustrious voyager?
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870 » by Various

Antonyms for venerable

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