laudable
adjective Date: 15th century worthy of praise ; commendable • laudableness nounlaudably adverb

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  • Laudable — Laud a*ble, a. [L. laudabilis: cf. OE. laudable. See {Laud}, v. i.] 1. Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable; as, laudable motives; laudable actions; laudable ambition. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Healthy; salubrious; normal; having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laudable — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Uso/registro: elevado. Que merece ser alabado: intención laudable, sentimiento laudable. Sus ensayos tienen un laudable interés. Ha hecho un laudable trabajo. Sinónimo: loable …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • laudable — laudable, laudatory The essential difference is that laudable means ‘deserving praise’ whereas laudatory means ‘expressing praise’. So an action or attitude that is laudable calls for a laudatory response …   Modern English usage

  • laudable — early 15c., from O.Fr. laudable and directly from L. laudabilis praiseworthy, from laudare (see LAUD (Cf. laud)). Related: Laudably …   Etymology dictionary

  • laudable — I adjective admirable, approvable, comendable, creditable, deserving, estimable, excellent, exemplary, hallowed, laudabilis, laudatus, laude dignus, matchless, meritorious, model, noble, peerless, praiseworthy, saintly, sterling, uncensurable,… …   Law dictionary

  • laudable — [adj] admirable commendable, creditable, deserving, estimable, excellent, mean, meritable, meritorious, of note, praisable, praiseworthy, stellar, terrific, thankworthy, worthy; concept 574 Ant. bad, blameable …   New thesaurus

  • laudable — (Del lat. laudabĭlis). adj. Digno de alabanza …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • laudable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving praise and commendation. DERIVATIVES laudably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • laudable — [lôd′ə bəl] adj. [L laudabilis] worthy of being lauded laudability n. laudableness laudably adv …   English World dictionary

  • laudable — adjective /lɔːdəbl/ a) Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable; as, laudable motives; laudable actions; laudable ambition. b) Healthy; salubrious; normal; having a disposition to promote healing; not noxious; as, laudable juices of the… …   Wiktionary

  • laudable — adj. (formal) laudable to + inf. (it was laudable of you to help them) * * * [ lɔːdəb(ə)l] (formal) laudable to + inf. (it was laudable of you to help them) …   Combinatory dictionary

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