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venerable

adjective uk   us   /ˈven.ər.ə.bl̩/
formal deserving respect because of age, high position, or religious or historical importance: a venerable tradition/company/family informal mainly humorous used to refer to something that has been in use, or someone who has been involved in something, for a long time: In recent years there has been a noticeable decline in such venerable British institutions as afternoon tea and the Sunday roast.
Translations of “venerable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 德高望重的, 令人尊敬的, 崇高神聖的…
in Russian почтенный…
in Turkish saygıdeğer, muhterem, aziz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 德高望重的, 令人尊敬的, 崇高神圣的…
in Polish szacowny, czcigodny…
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