praise·wor·thy | \ ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of praiseworthy 

: laudable a praiseworthy effort

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Other words from praiseworthy

praiseworthily \ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hə-lē \ adverb
praiseworthiness \ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hē-nəs \ 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

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But some Southern Baptist women say their denomination, the country's largest Protestant group, needs to do more than pass praiseworthy resolutions. Daniel Burke, CNN, "'A foretaste of the wrath of God:' Southern Baptists to confront scandals at national meeting," 11 June 2018 So is Elon Musk a Sim who has managed to avoid being turned off by being entertaining and praiseworthy? Eben Weiss, Outside Online, "Let's Fire Elon Musk Into Space," 31 May 2018 This is perhaps the most embarrassing incident for Musk: After days of attacking the media and proposing a new platform for readers to assess an author’s credibility, Musk recommended a praiseworthy article of his argument in The Knife. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Here are the three most head-scratching tweets from Elon Musk this holiday weekend," 27 May 2018 Becca’s praiseworthy creamy texture makes the product glide on seamlessly. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Becca Created a Highlighter for Meghan Markle," 14 May 2018 King insisted that not all effective means are morally acceptable or praiseworthy. Time Staff, Time, "10 Historians on What People Still Don't Know About Martin Luther King Jr.," 4 Apr. 2018 The performance must have involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities, exemplifying praiseworthy fortitude and courage. Julie Cornell, Houston Chronicle, "Students re-enact Bataan Death March in The Woodlands," 3 Mar. 2018 Nothing in this movie happens without women, and having their contributions carry the film to its conclusion is important and praiseworthy. Alexis Nedd, Cosmopolitan, "Black Panther Is a Huge Win for Women," 20 Feb. 2018 Honda’s automatic paired with the 2.0-liter has 10 gears, but more important, Honda offers a genuine, honest-to-praiseworthy-goodness six-speed manual gearbox in Sport models with either the 1.5- or 2.0-liter engine. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "The State of Accord and Camry: All New at the Same Time for the First Time Ever," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of praiseworthy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of praiseworthy

: deserving praise : worthy of praise


praise·wor·thy | \ ˈprāz-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Kids Definition of praiseworthy

: deserving praise a praiseworthy goal

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