praise·​wor·​thy ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce praiseworthy (audio)
: laudable
a praiseworthy effort
praiseworthily adverb
praiseworthiness noun

Examples of praiseworthy in a Sentence

praiseworthy efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine a praiseworthy effort to introduce inner-city youths to the visual arts
Recent Examples on the Web The 2013 elections that brought both to power were praiseworthy for being more fair and peaceful than Kenya’s 2007 election, and both leaders have presided over a boom in the Kenyan economy. Jacqueline R. McAllister, Foreign Affairs, 3 Aug. 2015 But the citizens of Baltimore are equally praiseworthy for their unwearied devotion to law, civility and morality through the many vicissitudes of life. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2024 Arsenal has had a triumphant season by almost any measure: more wins than even the Invincibles recorded in 2004, the best defense in England, unbeaten status against the five teams the club considers its real peers and a praiseworthy haul of 89 points. Rory Smith, New York Times, 17 May 2024 Following the man’s death, certain pro-Palestinian activists, along with some in the press, have sought to characterize his suicide as righteous and praiseworthy. Becket Adams, National Review, 3 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for praiseworthy 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of praiseworthy was in the 15th century

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“Praiseworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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praise·​wor·​thy -ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce praiseworthy (audio)
: worthy of praise

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