ADV-GRADED: ADV adj/-ed (emphasis)
You use eminently in front of an adjective describing a positive quality in order to emphasize the quality expressed by that adjective.

His books on diplomatic history were eminently readable...

His family was eminently respectable.

highly, very

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  • eminently — See formally and eminently …   Philosophy dictionary

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