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laudable

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːdəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of laudable in English:

adjective

(Of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation: laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized
More example sentences
  • Perfection is a laudable aim in sport but rarely, if ever, is it attainable.
  • Most farmers would agree that was a laudable aim, but many doubt that the ministry has the will or the wherewithal to bring it about.
  • Obviously, it's a laudable aim, but it is oddly catholic in its objectives.
Synonyms
praiseworthy, commendable, admirable, meritorious, worthy, deserving, creditable, worthy of admiration, estimable, of note, noteworthy, exemplary, reputable, honourable, excellent, sterling

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin laudabilis, from laus, laud- 'praise'.

Derivatives

laudability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Notwithstanding the laudability of this goal, this isn't about the death penalty, it's about who decides the death penalty.
  • I'm not making a comment at all about the laudability of their actions.
  • Whatever the laudability of the Buddhist beliefs, or un-laudability, most westerners join up to appear cool.

laudably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • A professor of English and comparative literature at Princeton, and published by Yale, she is heaped with Ivy League credentials but laudably determined not to be stifled by them.
  • There's no shortage of government officials who think they're being laudably tough while they smother human empathy.
  • And, most laudably, I managed not to scream when I saw one.

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