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

Definition of praiseworthy

: laudable a praiseworthy effort

Other Words from praiseworthy

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 Most praiseworthy are two courageous women, 500 years apart, who risked their lives to protect the lady with the enigmatic smile from harm. Stefanie Milligan, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Nov. 2021 But there are few things more praiseworthy than his epochal mustache, a luscious chevron ripped straight from the '80s. Scottie Andrew And Leah Asmelash, CNN, 29 Dec. 2021 Stephen Boulton, Krupa’s attorney in a federal lawsuit challenging Quinn’s far-reaching use of affidavits and other matters, was less than praiseworthy about the overall effort. Ray Long,, 10 Dec. 2021 Despite the dilapidated conditions that will likely lead the D.C. Jail to be torn down soon, the District’s Department of Corrections has made several praiseworthy innovations in programming and rehabilitation. Marc M. Howard, WSJ, 13 Dec. 2021 The two appeared together on air about a dozen times as Andrew Cuomo had become a praiseworthy figure in his aggressive communication efforts when New York was hard hit by the virus. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 In short, the need for a deadline is larger than just attaining self-driving cars per se, though that by itself is undeniably praiseworthy and essential. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 While switching to renewable energy is praiseworthy, doing so before streamlining operations’ energy use may lead to a bigger — and more expensive — electricity contract than necessary. John Schinter, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Our honoree was well respected in her long, praiseworthy career. Steve West,, 21 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of praiseworthy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2022

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“Praiseworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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