- containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
Origin of laudatory
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adulatory, complimentary, commendatory.
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- expressing or containing praise; eulogistic
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Word Origin and History for laudative
1550s, from Middle French laudatoire and directly from Late Latin laudatorius, from Latin laudare (see laud).
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