Definition of laudatory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːdət(ə)ri/


(Of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation: enthusiastic and laudatory articles
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  • He didn't want his 50th jubilee to be celebrated at all, let alone celebrated with the customary pompous laudatory speeches.
  • Many laudatory speeches during birthday parties and eulogies during funerals simply skip over this time and construct biographical outlines without these years.
  • Here's a sampling of laudatory comments culled from the archives.


Mid 16th century: from late Latin laudatorius, from laudat- 'praised', from the verb laudare (see laud).

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