praiseworthy

  • 1Praiseworthy — Praise wor thy, a. Worthy of praise or applause; commendable; as, praiseworthy action; he was praiseworthy. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2praiseworthy — index exemplary, laudable, meritorious, moral, professional (stellar) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3praiseworthy — (adj.) mid 15c., from PRAISE (Cf. praise) (v.) + WORTHY (Cf. worthy). Usually hyphenated until mid 19c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4praiseworthy — [adj] deserving congratulations, adoration admirable, commendable, creditable, estimable, excellent, exemplary, fine, gnarly, gone, honorable, keen, laudable, meritable, meritorious, pillar, salt of earth*, select, slick, stellar, swell,… …

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  • 5praiseworthy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving of praise. DERIVATIVES praiseworthily adverb praiseworthiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6praiseworthy — [prāz′wʉr΄thē] adj. worthy of praise; laudable; commendable praiseworthily adv. praiseworthiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7praiseworthy — adj. (formal) praiseworthy to + inf. (it is praiseworthy to do volunteer work) * * * [ preɪzwɜːðɪ] (formal) praiseworthy to + inf. (it is praiseworthy to do volunteer work) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8praiseworthy — praise|wor|thy [ˈpreızwə:ði US ə:r ] adj something that is praiseworthy deserves praise, even though it may not have been completely successful ▪ the council s praiseworthy attempts to improve efficiency >praiseworthiness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9praiseworthy — [[t]pre͟ɪzwɜː(r)ði[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that something is praiseworthy, you mean that you approve of it and it deserves to be praised. [FORMAL] ...the government s praiseworthy efforts to improve efficiency in health and… …

    English dictionary

  • 10praiseworthy — adjective Date: 15th century laudable < a praiseworthy effort > • praiseworthily adverb • praiseworthiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11praiseworthy — praiseworthily, adv. praiseworthiness, n. /prayz werr dhee/, adj. deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive. [1530 40; PRAISE + WORTHY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12praiseworthy — praise|wor|thy [ preız,wɜrði ] adjective FORMAL deserving praise or admiration: a praiseworthy performance/achievement/effort …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13praiseworthy — adjective deserving praise, especially when not completely successful: the Italian team s praiseworthy attempts to reach a draw praiseworthiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14praiseworthy — adjective it was a praiseworthy effort Syn: commendable, admirable, laudable, worthy (of admiration), meritorious, estimable, exemplary …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15praiseworthy — UK [ˈpreɪzˌwɜː(r)ðɪ] / US [ˈpreɪzˌwɜrðɪ] adjective formal deserving praise or admiration a praiseworthy performance/achievement/effort …

    English dictionary

  • 16praiseworthy — adjective /ˈpɹeɪz.wɜː.ði,ˈpɻeɪz.wɝ.ði/ Meriting praise; worthy of high praise Syn: applaudable, commendable, laudable Ant: blameworthy …

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  • 17praiseworthy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. commendable, laudable, meritorious, admirable. See approbation. Ant., condemnable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. select, worthy, admirable; see excellent . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18praiseworthy — preɪzwÉœrðɪ / wɜːð adj. commendable, laudable, deserving praise, deserving compliments, deserving accolades …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19praiseworthy — adjective deserving of praise. Derivatives praiseworthily adverb praiseworthiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20praiseworthy — a. Commendable, laudable, meritorious, deserving of approbation …

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