Definition of commendable in English:

commendable

Line breaks: com¦mend|able
Pronunciation: /kəˈmɛndəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

commendably

adverb
More example sentences
  • He was commendably responsive to the galleries.
  • The motorway bus services are commendably affordable but they will never be a realistic alternative for professional commuters until we have the motorways to do them justice and shorten journey times.
  • While there is little evidence of original research, she has commendably pulled off the tricky task of bringing to life a cast of vivid and disparate personalities and setting them firmly in their period.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin commendabilis, from commendare (see commend).

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