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

Definition of praiseworthy

: laudable a praiseworthy effort

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praiseworthily \ ˈprāz-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē How to pronounce praiseworthy (audio) \ adverb
praiseworthiness \ ˈprāz-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce praiseworthy (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 Deeds that were acceptable, even praiseworthy, in the past have now become damning sins in the eyes of his long-suffering opponents. Jeffrey Blehar, Washington Examiner, "The broken power broker," 31 Dec. 2020 The Black Lives Matter movement for criminal justice reform is a praiseworthy exception. Kalman R. Hettleman, Star Tribune, "The problem with the Democrats' messaging," 16 Nov. 2020 Their passage was praiseworthy, but introducing two bills in a single full term certainly doesn’t feel like the true peak of what this caucus could, or should, produce. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "The Elusive Dream of a Functioning Native Caucus," 2 Nov. 2020 Hartman had known Burns for a quarter-century by 1981, and climbing over those chairs to defend a man who already was a great friend was praiseworthy rather than hilarious. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, "Sid Hartman was networking before anybody coined the term," 24 Oct. 2020 On Miller’s social media, there were nice comments and praiseworthy reviews for Higueros’ cameo. Scott Ostler,, "Donovan Solano’s breakthrough with Giants something to be seen — and heard," 9 Sep. 2020 The other thinks the comment placed the wife's reputation at risk for the benefit of another, and so was actually praiseworthy. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: No good comes from mentioning money on social media," 6 July 2020 The statement then shifted attention to an array of companies that Pompeo deems praiseworthy in countries that have not banned Huawei. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "'Tide is turning against Huawei': Companies eschew Chinese telecom over espionage fears," 26 June 2020 Their service and dedication are beyond praiseworthy. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of praiseworthy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2021

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“Praiseworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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