- (Of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation: enthusiastic and laudatory articlesMore example sentences
full of praise, complimentary, congratulatory, praising, extolling, acclamatory, adulatory, commendatory, admiring, approving, approbatory, flattering, celebratory, glorifying, eulogizing, eulogistic, panegyric, panegyrical; fulsome
- 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).