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

Example Sentences

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 that may be praiseworthy. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 11 Aug. 2022 But some see political bias as harmless or even praiseworthy. Hiawatha Bray,, 9 Feb. 2023 Our findings do not provide easy solutions… The challenge lies in reconciling the counterintuitive notion that a collection of individually praiseworthy actions may cumulatively result in an unjust outcome. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 2 Sep. 2018 The final in depth section is perhaps one of the more peculiar, and praiseworthy, aspects of The Science of Kissing. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2011 The six schools spotlighted here are not the only praiseworthy schools in the city. Alan J. Borsuk, Journal Sentinel, 16 Dec. 2022 National renewal, economic or otherwise, is praiseworthy. Dylan Pahman, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2022 The praiseworthy, preemptive political obits had already been published. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, 18 Aug. 2022 The range-topping Pinnacle trim models (with the praiseworthy Burmester Surround Sound, Surround View Camera, and Panoramic Roof) are only separated by a $2,050 gap. Michael Harley, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Praiseworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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