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[kuh-men-duh-buh l] /kəˈmɛn də bəl/
worthy of praise:
She did a commendable job of informing all the interested parties.
Related forms
commendableness, noun
commendably, adverb
noncommendable, adjective
noncommendableness, noun
noncommendably, adverb
uncommendable, adjective
uncommendably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In Rome, they have a commendable system of caring for their cats.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • Your peers will probably be of the opinion that you display a commendable prudence.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • He criticised the whole place with a most commendable frankness.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • "A most commendable and Christian resolution," said Rachel, decisively.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • The maniacs, with commendable promptness, jerked Severne to his feet.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
Word Origin and History for commendable

mid-14c., from Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis "praiseworthy," from commendare (see commend). Related: Commendably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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