laudatory

adjective
lau·​da·​to·​ry | \ ˈlȯ-də-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce laudatory (audio) \

Definition of laudatory

: of, relating to, or expressing praise laudatory reviews

Examples of laudatory in a Sentence

The play received mostly laudatory reviews.
Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, others, including some of Lizzo’s music industry colleagues, weren’t as laudatory, arguing that the lyric term doesn’t have a negative connotation and can sometimes be used in a positive way. Nardine Saadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 The walkout was a rare instance of political dissent in the United Kingdom over the jubilee commemorations, which have seen an outpouring of support for the monarch and extensive, and largely laudatory, media coverage. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 Critics have been just as laudatory, with the score there currently standing at 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 327 reviews right now). Andy Meek, BGR, 30 May 2022 For China’s leader, Xi Jinping, the most important result of the Games will likely be their impact on his domestic audience, as Chinese media coverage of the Games will be highly nationalistic and laudatory, aimed at impressing the Chinese people. David Bachman, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 For China’s leader, Xi Jinping, the most important result of the Games will likely be their impact on his domestic audience, as Chinese media coverage of the Games will be highly nationalistic and laudatory, aimed at impressing the Chinese people. David Bachman, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 But Geiger’s ouster, orchestrated and meted out by an angry and fed up General Dynamics corporate office, still sent Geiger packing with all the niceties of a vaguely laudatory press release, best wishes, and a two-week transition. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 There have been laudatory films made on Khabar Lahariya in the past, Meera Devi said. Nandini Ramnath, Quartz, 21 Mar. 2022 For China’s leader, Xi Jinping, the most important result of the Games will likely be their impact on his domestic audience, as Chinese media coverage of the Games will be highly nationalistic and laudatory, aimed at impressing the Chinese people. David Bachman, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of laudatory

1555, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Laudatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laudatory. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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