Laudable

  • 1Laudable — 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

  • 2laudable — 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

  • 3laudable — 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

  • 4laudable — early 15c., from O.Fr. laudable and directly from L. laudabilis praiseworthy, from laudare (see LAUD (Cf. laud)). Related: Laudably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5laudable — 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

  • 6laudable — [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

  • 7laudable — (Del lat. laudabĭlis). adj. Digno de alabanza …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8laudable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving praise and commendation. DERIVATIVES laudably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9laudable — [lôd′ə bəl] adj. [L laudabilis] worthy of being lauded laudability n. laudableness laudably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 10laudable — 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… …

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  • 11laudable — 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

  • 12laudable — [[t]lɔ͟ːdəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is laudable deserves to be praised or admired. [FORMAL] One of Emma s less laudable characteristics was her jealousy... These may be laudable aims, but by enforcing them at gunpoint another vitally… …

    English dictionary

  • 13laudable — (Del lat. laudare, laudar.) ► adjetivo literario Que es digno de alabanza por sus positivas cualidades. SINÓNIMO loable * * * laudable (del lat. «laudabĭlis») adj. Digno de *alabanza. ≃ Loable, plausible. ⇒ Alabable, digno de alabanza, digno de… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 14laudable — {{#}}{{LM L23481}}{{〓}} {{SynL24060}} {{[}}laudable{{]}} ‹lau·da·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Digno de alabanza. {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} Del latín laudabilis. {{#}}{{LM SynL24060}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE L23481}}{{\}}{{CLAVE}}{{/}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 15laudable — laudability, laudableness, n. laudably, adv. /law deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea. 2. Med. Obs. healthy; wholesome; not noxious. [1375 1425; late ME < L laudabilis. See&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 16laudable — See laudable, laudatory …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17laudable — laud|a|ble [ˈlo:dəbəl US ˈlo:d ] adj formal deserving praise, even if not completely successful = ↑praiseworthy ▪ a laudable attempt &GT;laudably adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18laudable — laud|a|ble [ lɔdəbl ] adjective FORMAL deserving to be praised or admired: a laudable aim/effort/performance …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19laudable —  , laudatory  Occasionally confused. Laudable means deserving praise. Laudatory means expressing praise …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 20laudable — adjective formal deserving praise or admiration, even if not completely successful: a laudable attempt laudably adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English