Synonyms and Antonyms of commendation
1 a formal recognition of an achievement or praiseworthy deed a firefighter who has been awarded several commendations for bravery Synonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, mention Related Words decoration, medal, ribbon; accolade, award, honor, kudo, prize, tribute; dedication
2 a formal expression of praise a new novel that has received enthusiastic commendations from most of the critics Synonyms accolade, citation, encomium, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tributeRelated Words award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendationNear Antonyms censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon
3 commendations pl archaic best wishes his Lordship extends his hearty commendations Synonyms commendations [archaic], congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respectsRelated Words approval, benediction, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement); acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, compliment; adulation, flattery, praise; well-wishingNear Antonyms dig, gibe (or jibe), insult, put-down, taunt
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