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laudative

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːdətɪv
 
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Definition of laudative in English:

adjective

rare
Expressing praise and commendation: he was justly laudative about the quality of the performance
More example sentences
  • This language surprises at the conclusion of such an admirably clear and decisive book, a model text book in the most laudative sense of the term.
  • Some who knew Wills much more intimately than Dacus did would question such a laudative expression.
  • He writes these laudative words in the Introduction to the first edition of his Treatise on Mental Alienation.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin laudativus, from laudat- 'praised', from the verb laudare (see laud).

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