praise·​wor·​thy | \ ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce praiseworthy (audio) \

Definition of praiseworthy

: laudable a praiseworthy effort

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Other Words from praiseworthy

praiseworthily \ ˈprāz-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē How to pronounce praiseworthily (audio) \ adverb
praiseworthiness \ ˈprāz-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce praiseworthiness (audio) \ 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 And even the willingness to succeed will not be sufficient, the political economy, capacity, power, and resources should be taken into consideration to bridging the gap between the praiseworthy intentions and the implementation outcomes. Landry Signé, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria’s Benin border closure is an early warning sign for the African free trade deal’s optimism," 2 Nov. 2019 The praiseworthy performance Say that management takes a good, hard look in the mirror and realizes that people at the top have been perpetuating a culture in which nice people, and nice women in particular, get the shaft. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "Can nice women get ahead at work?," 19 Sep. 2019 The actress’s hair divinely defies gravity, and if that isn’t praiseworthy, what is? Sunday, the black-ish star paid homage to her frizz with a stunning Instagram selfie. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Tracee Ellis Ross Rocks An Amazing Afro," 19 Aug. 2019 Indeed, this praiseworthy initiative needs to go further. The Economist, "Europe heroically defends itself against veggie burgers," 28 June 2019 His simplicity and humility is always praiseworthy. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "Pope caps visit to Arabian Peninsula with historic Mass," 5 Feb. 2019 On the plus side of the ledger, the microphone and wireless performance of Audio-Technica’s M50xBT are both praiseworthy. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica M50xBT review: better beats," 12 Nov. 2018 Even shows like Drag Race still operate with certain ideas of what constitutes praiseworthy drag, and their acting challenges often rely on clichéd caricatures of histrionic women using their sexuality and feminine wiles to catfight one another. Daniel Villarreal, Vox, "Drag queens are more political than ever. Can they lead a movement?," 5 Nov. 2018 And many of those who have started accounts are indeed praiseworthy do-gooders, looking to help people in often-extreme distress. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "Sometimes GoFundMe goes right, sometimes very wrong ... and sometimes, way off the rails," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of praiseworthy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2019

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“Praiseworthy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of praiseworthy

: deserving praise : worthy of praise


praise·​wor·​thy | \ ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce praiseworthy (audio) \

Kids Definition of praiseworthy

: deserving praise a praiseworthy goal

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