- deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
- Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.
Origin of laudable
Examples from the Web for laudable
With laudable promptness, the speechifying began, as promised, at 11.Black American Leadership Alliance D.C. Anti-Immigration Rally Wilts
July 16, 2013
The garment is laudable: both innovative and socially conscious.‘Anti-Rape’ Lingerie Creator Wants to Protect Women From Sexual Assault
April 10, 2013
But the activists, for obvious and laudable reasons, want this option to be taken off the books in this case and for all time.Saudi Arabia’s Child-Rape Case: Female Activists Fight to Prevent Abuse
February 8, 2013
And we endorse the principle that no goal is laudable if it increases even slightly the risk of violence against our children.Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage
Richard E. Farley
December 30, 2012
These are telling remarks, and they show how laudable exercises in empathy can end up hurting those they intend to help.Stop Moping! The Marathon Is Exactly What New York Needs Right Now
November 3, 2012
In short, I made an appeal to that laudable pride in your sister.'Little Dorrit
You are indeed in your noviciate, as to every laudable attainment.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
It is true, there were some laudable exceptions to this rule.The Railroad Question
The effort is not only laudable, but will, I have no doubt, be productive of the most beneficial results.
So, all on fire with this laudable ambition, he set to work at once.An Old Meerschaum
David Christie Murray
- deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable
Word Origin and History for laudable
early 15c., from Old French laudable and directly from Latin laudabilis "praiseworthy," from laudare (see laud). Related: Laudably.
- Healthy; favorable.