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Examples of laudable in a Sentence
Improving the schools is a laudable goal.
you showed laudable restraint in dealing with that ridiculously demanding customer
Recent Examples of laudable from the Web
The concept behind the office, helping businesses cut through red tape, is laudable.
Toshiba’s effort is laudable — but numerous slices of society already struggle with the philosophical value of being environmentally friendly.
His laudable remarks were met with deep skepticism, however.
That’s laudable, considering the fact that unemployment surpassed 10 percent during the height of the recession.
Like Stephan, Gore had a laudable record marred by stains.
The direction by Ben Phillips is laudable for being straight ahead and focused on telling the stories of each act.
On the surface, this looks innocuous, even laudable.
That sort of out-of-the-box thinking is laudable in today’s society.
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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.
First Known Use of laudable
LAUDABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laudable for English Language Learners
: deserving praise
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