laudable

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adjective laud·able \ˈlȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of laudable

  1. :  worthy of praise :  commendable

laudableness

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laudably

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Examples of laudable in a sentence

  1. Improving the schools is a laudable goal.

  2. <you showed laudable restraint in dealing with that ridiculously demanding customer>

Did You Know?

Both "laudable" and "laudatory" derive ultimately from Latin laud- or laus, meaning "praise." "Laudable" and "laudatory" differ in meaning, however, and usage commentators warn against using them interchangeably. Laudable means "deserving praise" or "praiseworthy," as in "laudable efforts to help the disadvantaged." Laudatory means "giving praise" or "expressing praise," as in "a laudatory book review." People occasionally use "laudatory" in place of "laudable," but this use is not considered standard.

15th Century

First Known Use of laudable

15th century


LAUDABLE Defined for English Language Learners

laudable

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adjective laud·able \ˈlȯ-də-bəl\

Definition of laudable for English Language Learners

  • : deserving praise



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