remarkable

Something remarkable is unusual, exceptional, interesting, or excellent. Remarkable things get your attention.

If you take this word literally, you can figure out the meaning: remarkable things make you want to make a remark about them. They get you talking because they're so unusual or good. Getting a B on a test isn't remarkable, unless you usually get D’s. Getting to meet the president would be pretty remarkable. Save this word for things that are really and truly exceptional.

Definitions of remarkable
  1. adjective
    unusual or striking
    “a remarkable sight”
    synonyms: singular
    extraordinary
    beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
  2. adjective
    worthy of notice
    “a remarkable achievement”
    synonyms: noteworthy
    important, significant
    important in effect or meaning
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