What is the opposite of contemptible?

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Opposite of deserving to be despised or hated
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“Perfection is a laudable aim in sport but rarely, if ever, is it attainable.”
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Opposite of sinister or evil in nature
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“Luke would resist joining the dark side of the Force because he was a virtuous man.”
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Opposite of having an unkind or spiteful character or nature
“Clay was always nice to Hannah unlike the other kids at school who were mean to her.”
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Opposite of causing disgust, contempt or detestation
“The sequel checks in with the unmoored but largely lovable characters from the first movie as they face middle age.”
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Opposite of small (especially contemptibly small) in amount
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Opposite of scoffing
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Opposite of defective in some way
“The finish on the body was perfect, and not a blemish in sight.”
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Opposite of demeaning or characterized by humiliation
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Opposite of so bad as to be unable to be forgiven or excused
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Opposite of not up to the required standard or quality
“Although its taste is barely acceptable, these meager rations were all the station dared supply.”
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Opposite of trivial or unimportant
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Opposite of lower in rank or status
“He was now a reputable lawyer and would earn a promotion to the senior role of partner at the law firm.”
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