Definition of laudative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːdətɪv/


Expressing praise and commendation: he was justly laudative about the quality of the performance
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  • He motivated his students and friends to make laudative descriptions of their homelands.
  • Their ballads were laudative of the Prince of Orange.
  • He writes these laudative words in the Introduction to the first edition of his Treatise on Mental Alienation.


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

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